Breaking Down The 2015 Arizona State Football Schedule
February 12, 2015
The Arizona State Sun Devils finished the 2014 season with an impressive 10-3 record. Arizona State capped its season off with a thrilling 36-31 win over Duke in the Sun Bowl. Arizona State’s offense scored on 42.4 percent of their drives, which was the third best mark in the Pac-12. Starting quarterback Taylor Kelly dealt with various injuries and when backup quarterback Mike Bercovici played, Arizona State’s offense did not miss a beat. Of note, Bercovici threw for six touchdowns passes to cap a thrilling comeback against USC. Both quarterbacks benefitted from the presence of wide receiver Jaelen Strong and running back, DJ Foster. Strong, who should be a first round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, caught 82 passes for 1,165 yards, and ten touchdowns. Foster, who will return for his senior season, amassed 1,769 total yards. While Arizona State’s offense scored at a high rate, its defense wasn’t able to keep pace. Arizona State’s defense allowed 417 yards per game, which ranked 81st in college football. Arizona State’s offense does play at a fast pace, which may overinflate numbers.
Entering the 2015 season, Arizona State will attempt to replace the production of Kelly and Strong. Bercovici proved that he could step up and lead Arizona State’s offense, but the loss of Strong will be tough to overcome. Foster is one of the most versatile running backs in college football, so expect him to be featured early and often. In addition, Arizona State’s 81st-ranked defense was filled with inexperienced players, so its second trip through Pac-12 play should be easier. Fans will remember that Arizona State ranked sixth in the College Football playoff rankings through nine games, so expectations are high for the 2015 season.
The current average price for 2015 Arizona State football tickets is $108.89. The most expensive game will come on November 21 against Arizona. The average price for Arizona vs Arizona State tickets is currently $174.90 with a get-in price of $100.
An overview of Arizona State’s 2015 schedule, which includes games against Texas A&M and Oregon, is presented below: