Arizona State's defense is doing its part, but, boy, the Sun Devils' offense looks terrible.
Arizona, which seems to have bounced back well from last week's double-overtime loss to Oregon, leads 14-0 at the break, and 14 points feels like a huge lead in this one.
The Sun Devils have 78 total yards, and 44 of that came on a single pass play on their opening drive.
How are things going for the Sun Devils?
Erickson, trying to spark his team, went for a fourth-and-1 from his own 29-yard line. Wow.
And his anemic offense converted with a Dimitri Nance run.
And then they didn't do anything. On fourth-and-6, they tried to punt, but Arizona's Orlando Vargas blocked the punt and returned it 23 yards for a TD and a 14-0 lead.
Meanwhile, Arizona's defense is in complete control, which is making it easy for an uneven offense.
If the Wildcats hold on, this will be a big win for the program, which was in the dumps last week. It proves Mike Stoops' program is resilient, and it also keeps hopes alive for a second-place finish in the Pac-10.