The Arizona State Sun Devils suffered a humiliating defeat of 29-0 against Fresno State in their final non-conference game of the year. This loss was made even more challenging as backup quarterback Trenton Bourguet, who was filling in for the injured Jayden Rashada, left the game with a left leg injury. Drew Pyne, who was also dealing with his own injury, was forced to take over as quarterback and faced constant pressure from the Fresno State defense. He seemed to be hampered by a previous hamstring injury that had caused him to miss the first two weeks of the season. Eventually, fourth-string quarterback Jacob Conover came in and took over a game that appeared to be out of reach by halftime. This was the Sun Devils’ first shutout loss at home since November 12, 1988, when they were defeated by USC 50-0. Throughout the game, ASU struggled to generate offense and had a dismal running and passing game in all four quarters. In addition, they turned the ball over an astonishing eight times.
Meanwhile, Mikey Keene, a local high school product, had an outstanding performance for Fresno State. He threw for 281 yards on 32-of-49 attempts and had two touchdowns. This victory against ASU extends the Bulldogs’ winning streak to 12 games, which is the second longest in the nation, behind the Georgia Bulldogs’ 20-game winning streak. Unfortunately for the Sun Devils, their upcoming game against the USC Trojans, led by potential No. 1 overall pick Caleb Williams, will not be an easy challenge.