TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Arizona State coach Todd Graham has been adamant that this year's team won't go into a tailspin like last season.
Even after a 36-26 loss to No. 13 Oregon State on Saturday, Graham was confident the Sun Devils would snap out of their funk and win again.
They'd better do it soon. There are just three games left in the regular season and one of the nation's most prolific offenses up next.
Once 5-1, Arizona State has lost three straight and is in danger of a similar fall to last year, when the team opened 5-1 and lost its final five games.
The Sun Devils face No. 21 Southern California on Saturday, then play Washington State at home and close out the season against rival Arizona in Tucson on Nov. 23.