Arizona State Sun Devils vs. The University of New Mexico Lobos
The No. 17 Arizona State Sun Devils take to the road for the first time in 2014, coming off a 45-14 win over FCS opponent Weber State last week. The Sun Devils were 10-4 last season, winners of the Pac-12 South Division before losing the conference title game to Stanford and taking a 37-23 loss to Texas Tech in the Holiday Bowl. New Mexico, 3-9 a year ago, comes in having dropped its opener last week at home to UTEP, 31-24.
Details for Saturday's game are below:
Kickoff: 7:00 p.m. ET
Live stream: The game can be live streamed here.
TV coverage: CBS Sports Network
Arizona State Facts
This is the first of three road games in Arizona State's first five scheduled contests. It is the first time the Sun Devils have opened with this many games on the road since 1997.
This is the first meeting between the schools since 1977. Arizona State leads New Mexico 22-5-1, including a 10-4 record in Albuquerque. The Sun Devils have won the last 17 meetings. The Lobos’ last win came on Nov. 28, 1942.
Nine players -- six on defense and three on offense -- made their first collegiate starts last week for Arizona State.
D.J. Calhoun and Tashon Smallwood were just the seventh and eighth true freshmen to start a season opener for Arizona State.
Arizona State has won its last 12 season openers.
D.J. Foster rushed for a career-high 147 yards in the win over Weber State, giving him three 100-yard games in his last four outings.
Arizona State is one of three teams in the nation to return a 3,000-yard passer (Taylor Kelly), a 1,000-yard receiver (Jaelen Strong) and two 500-yard rushers (Foster and Kelly). Houston and Marshall are the others.
Arizona State set a school record in 2013 by scoring at least 50 points six times.
Strong had the eighth 100-yard receiving game of his career last week, third-most in Sun Devils history.