USC got its mojo back after the letdown in South Bend, dominating Arizona State on both sides of the ball.
Arizona State’s defensive renaissance appears to be over. The Sun Devils were overmatched by USC’s size and speed, unable to put up much resistance while falling two games behind the Trojans in the Pac-12 South.
Arizona State entered as the nation’s third-least penalized team at 31 yards per game. The Sun Devils were unusually sloppy against USC, racking up 10 penalties for 99 yards, including four personal fouls.
“I had a tear in my eye,” said Sharks center Joe Thornton, Marleau’s teammate for 12 seasons. “You spend so much time with him, he’s like a brother. You spend 13 years with the guy, you create such a big bond with him. It was classy.”
Stephanie: That’s really tough. I’m wearing a [Kiira] Dosdall jersey. She is the longest tenured player now. I really love Rebecca Russo, I’m excited to see Erika Lawler this season, she’s getting her legs back and going to be a force.
Cardinals. The Carson Palmer era is all but done in Arizona. They’re probably good enough to hang around .500, so they won’t be in position to draft someone high. They also have a veteran team, which means Cousins makes more sense than a youngster.
Last week’s 35-3 loss at Boston College marked the first time in 125 games (Sept. 20, 2008, vs. Wake Forest) that the Seminoles failed to score a touchdown.