September 10, 2012

First Look Notebook

This Saturday will mark the first familiar face on Missouri's 2012 schedule...sort of. The Tigers played Arizona State a year ago, losing a heartbreaker 37-30 in overtime in Tempe. Since then, the Sun Devils have changed coaching staffs and bear little resemblence to the Dennis Erickson-led squad of 2011.

Most notably, Todd Graham appears to have instilled some discipline.

A year ago, Arizona State was one of the nation's more penalized teams, racking up 104 flags for 1037 yards. That comes out to 8.7 penalties per game for 79.8 yards. Against Missouri alone, the Sun Devils were penalized 12 times for 110 yards last season.

But through two games, Arizona State has just five penalties for 35 yards total. The Sun Devils have not yet been flagged for a defensive infraction through two games.

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