The Colorado Buffaloes are coming off their first bye week since Jon Embree took over the program two years ago. It may not help.
Arizona State is also rested and rejuvenated after its own bye and the Sun Devils bring another dynamic offense to Folsom Field along with a pass rush that has been a nightmare for opposing quarterbacks.
The Sun Devils (4-1, 2-0 Pac-12) have three players ranked in the top 40 in the nation in sacks per game in junior tackle Will Sutton, sophomore linebacker Carl Bradford and junior defensive end Junior Onyeali.
Arizona State faces Colorado (1-4, 1-1) on ESPN Thursday night, which gives the Buffs the potential to get a recruiting boost — or show a national audience just how far they've fallen since their heyday.