ASU has a six-game losing streak.
UW has a 10-game losing streak.
Something's got to give.
Here's my Saturday game-preview story, and a quick scouting report:
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ARIZONA STATE (2-6 OVERALL, 1-4 PAC-10)
AT WASHINGTON (0-8, 0-5)
Kickoff: 4 p.m. Saturday, Husky Stadium.
Television: FSN. Radio: 950-AM.
The series: UW leads, 15-12. However, ASU has won four straight – its best run in the series. The Sun Devils won 44-20 last season in Tempe, Ariz. In the 2006 meeting at Husky Stadium, ASU won 26-23 in overtime.
What to watch: ASU quarterback Rudy Carpenter needs 165 passing yards to reach 10,000 for his career. The Sun Devils are among the worst rushing teams in the country, but tailback Shaun DeWitty broke out with a 110-yard performance last week at Oregon State. … Three areas of Huskies achievement: They rank second in the Pac-10 in third-down conversions and in yards penalized and third in turnovers. … The combination of UW's record, a low-profile opponent, TV coverage and predictions of bad weather could bring out one of the smallest crowds in recent seasons.
What's at stake: The Huskies are the only remaining winless team in the Football Bowl Subdivision. … Another loss mathematically knocks the Sun Devils out of bowl eligibility. … ASU coach Dennis Erickson, who grew up in Everett, is 0-4 as a coach at Husky Stadium. … UW wants to end its nation's-longest 10-game losing streak, while ASU wants to avoid a school-record seventh straight loss.