The Arizona State Solar Devils confronted a sequence of setbacks throughout their recreation in opposition to Fresno State. It started with beginning quarterback Jaden Rashada being unable to play attributable to a lingering damage that was re-aggravated in a earlier recreation. He’s anticipated to be out for 4 to 6 weeks and there’s dialogue about probably redshirting him for the remainder of the season.
Backup quarterback Trenton Bourguet took over, however sadly, he was injured on the second possession of the sport and needed to depart with a foot damage. The outcomes of an MRI are pending, however he was unable to place any stress on his foot and was seen on crutches after the sport.
Drew Pyne then got here in because the alternative for Bourguet however confronted immense stress all through the sport. He additionally left the sport attributable to a unique muscle damage in the identical leg the place he had beforehand damage his hamstring. It was clear that he had not absolutely recovered from the hamstring difficulty that stored him out earlier within the season.
With the primary three quarterbacks on the depth chart out, fourth-string Jacob Conover needed to step in. Collectively, the quarterbacks struggled, finishing solely 17 out of 37 passes for a complete of 188 yards. The group additionally had a tough time with turnovers, throwing 4 interceptions and fumbling the ball thrice.
The Solar Devils will not be solely coping with quarterback accidents but additionally battling quite a few accidents all through the roster. The dearth of depth and expertise is obvious, notably on the offensive line.
Wanting forward, the Solar Devils are dealing with a difficult stretch of their schedule, with upcoming video games in opposition to USC and Caleb Williams. They are going to be enjoying in opposition to seven ranked groups of their subsequent eight video games.