Through the first two games, Arizona State's offense has been the story, compiling over 7.71 yards per play and 11.6 yards per pass attempt, both top ten national figures. Most impressively of all, ASU has not killed themselves with penalties. The Sun Devils have committed only five penalties through two games, marking a stunning transition from last in the country to top ten in the nation.
The question now is can Todd Graham's offensive attack and execution carry on the road? Arizona State starts off in Columbia against a Missouri team fresh off a bitter loss to Georgia. Missouri's defense is geared toward stopping the run, so that might force the football into Taylor Kelly's hands to try and deliver.
Game time, TV channel: 7 p.m. ET, ESPN2
Point spread: Missouri favored by 6.5 to 7 points.
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