ARIZONA STATE— Key players: RB Cameron Marshall, RB Jamal Miles, DT Will Sutton, LB Brandon Magee, CB Osahon Irabor. Returning starters: offense 4, defense 4.
Notes: After taking some heat for bolting Pittsburgh after just one season, new coach Todd Graham has won over Arizona State's players and its fan base, creating some long-awaited excitement in Tempe. ... The biggest decision will be picking a replacement for quarterback Brock Osweiler, who's now with the Denver Broncos. Mike Bercovici and Taylor Kelly are competing with highly touted freshman Michael Eubank, but none have started a college game. ... Marshall is healthy after a nagging ankle injury hampered him last season. ... Magee, back after tearing his Achilles tendon before last season, signed with the Boston Red Sox but will play for the Sun Devils this season.