On Thursday, we'll have a full "Behind Enemy Lines" segment with Arizona State beat writer Jeff Metcalfe, but that doesn't mean you have to wait until then to get the lowdown on the Sun Devils.
First off, a few tidbits Jeff emailed me yesterday:
-- ASU has sold its entire 6,500 ticket allotment. Since we've had nothing but rain, I'm guessing you'd be safe to assume anyone with a tan this weekend is an Arizona State fan.
-- The Sun Devils are flying to Atlanta right after practice on Thursday and working out at the Falcons' practice facilities on Friday.
-- Injury news: Backup WR Brandon Smith is out for the season, along with freshman corner Osahon Irabor. Guard Zach Schlink will miss Saturday's game, but center Garth Gerhart (turf toe) and linebacker Oliver Aaron (elbow) both could play. Defensive end James Brooks is serving the final game of a three-game suspension this week as well.
-- One other potentially key bit of injury news for ASU: All-America kicker Thomas Weber did not play last week and could miss this game, too. Bobby Wenzig, a true freshman walk-on, would be the backup if Weber cannot go.
-- Only seven Arizona State players have ever played in a non-conference road game. Jeff says by his count, there are only 17 on the roster for this week who have played a road game, period.