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Arizona State moving on to bulk of conference season after difficult four-game stretch

  • Notre Dame linebacker Dan Fox (48) runs with the ball against Arizona State wide receiver Richard Smith (3) after after Fox recovered a fumble during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. Notre Dame won 37-34. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Notre Dame linebacker Dan Fox (48) runs with the ball against Arizona State wide receiver Richard Smith (3) after after Fox recovered a fumble during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. Notre Dame won 37-34. (AP Photo/LM Otero)  (The Associated Press)

  • Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly, right, and Arizona State coach Todd Graham shake hands after an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. Notre Dame won 37-34. (AP Photo/LM Otero

    Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly, right, and Arizona State coach Todd Graham shake hands after an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. Notre Dame won 37-34. (AP Photo/LM Otero  (The Associated Press)

Arizona State made it through a difficult stretch in the schedule with two wins and two losses, though it could have been a whole lot better.

Even after letting opportunities slip through their fingers, the Sun Devils still have a chance at their main goal: The Pac-12 championship.

At 1-1, Arizona State is right behind 1-0 UCLA in the Pac-12 South as it gets ready for the bulk of the conference season.

The Sun Devils traded wins and losses during their brutal four-game stretch, beating Wisconsin and Southern California, while losing to Stanford and Notre Dame.

Now that the tough part is done, Arizona State can get on with trying to reach the Pac-12 championship game, starting with Saturday's home game against Colorado.