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Stanford vs. Arizona State Preview: Stopping ASU QB Steven Threet

Much of the talk surrounding the 2010 Stanford Cardinal football team is about the Andrew Luck powered offense. The Cardinal put up 42.3 points per game and 471.7 yards of total offense per game. They’ve put up these numbers as much thanks to their rushing attack as their passing attack. Both will be on display Saturday against Arizona State.

However, the question mark for the Cardinal continues to be their defense. The defense isn’t atrocious by any means, but giving up 20.8 points per game could come back to bite them in the butt. And this weekend they face an offense that could make things interesting if Stanford isn’t careful.

ASU QB Steven Threet leads the nation’s 15th ranked passing attack with a host of decent receivers at his disposal, including Kerry Taylor, Mike Willie and T.J. Simpson. ASU has enough weapons to mix things up which could cause problems for any defense. Of course, as Rule of Tree pointed out, Threet has been incredibly inconsistent which can be a good and a bad thing. After all, you don’t really know which Threet will show up on Saturday. Stanford better be careful or they might get burned by the young QB.