September 14, 2007

'Playing with Passion'

After opening its season with two dominating performances against San Jose State and Colorado, Arizona State has the top-ranked defense in the Pac-10 Conference.

The Sun Devils lead the Pac-10 in: scoring defense, (allowing a stingy 8.5 points per game), passing defense (123.5 yards per game), and most importantly total defense (159.5 yards per game). They also rank second in run defense, allowing just 36.0 yards per game.

Even with all the success, ASU defensive coordinator Craig Bray is still pushing his unit at practice with the intent of improving each day.

"I'm pleased with some things and disappointed in others," the always candid Bray said after Thursday's workout. "We still have a lot of improvement to make."

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