2005 Arizona State Sun Devils football
Insight Bowl champion
Insight Bowl, W 45–40 vs. Rutgers
ConferencePacific-10 Conference
2005 record7–5 (4–4 Pac-10)
Head coach
Defensive coordinatorBrent Guy
Home stadiumSun Devil Stadium
(Capacity: 71,706)
Uniform
Seasons
← 2004
2006 →
2005 Pacific-10 Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 2 USC † $   8 0         12 1  
No. 13 Oregon   7 1         10 2  
No. 16 UCLA   6 2         10 2  
No. 25 California   4 4         8 4  
Arizona State   4 4         7 5  
Stanford   4 4         5 6  
Oregon State   3 5         5 6  
Arizona   2 6         3 8  
Washington State   1 7         4 7  
Washington   1 7         2 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • † – USC later vacated 12 wins (8 in conference) due to NCAA sanctions.
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2005 Arizona State Sun Devils football team represented Arizona State University in the 2005 NCAA Division I-A football season. It played its home games at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona.[1]

The September 10 game vs. LSU was scheduled to be played at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, but was moved to Tempe due to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in south Louisiana. LSU's Pete Maravich Assembly Center, which is just north of Tiger Stadium, was serving as a triage center for seriously injured victims from the storm. Arizona State had to grant dispensation for ESPN to televise the game, as the Pac-10 did not have a broadcast contract in place with ESPN at the time, and for the use of Southeastern Conference game officials in a Pac-10 stadium.

After a victory over the Arizona Wildcats in the Territorial Cup, Arizona State went on to play in the 2005 Insight Bowl defeating the Rutgers Scarlet Knights 45-40 for their second consecutive bowl victory in a row.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 17:00 pmTemple*No. 20W 63–1650,049[2]
September 106:15 pmNo. 5 LSU*No. 15
  • Sun Devil Stadium
  • Tempe, Arizona
ESPNL 31–3563,210[3]
September 177:00 pmNorthwestern*No. 18
  • Sun Devil Stadium
  • Tempe, Arizona
W 52–2155,029[4]
September 247:00 pmat Oregon StateNo. 18TBSW 42–2441,374[5]
October 112:30 pmNo. 1 USCNo. 14
ABCL 28–3871,706[6]
October 87:15 pmNo. 25 OregonNo. 17
  • Sun Devil Stadium
  • Tempe, Arizona
FSNL 17–3162,789[7]
October 222:00 pmat StanfordL 35–4531,711[8]
October 293:30 pmWashingtondagger
  • Sun Devil Stadium
  • Tempe, Arizona
W 44–2057,678[9]
November 52:00 pmat Washington StateW 27–2431,054[10]
November 125:00 pmat No. 14 UCLAABCL 35–4584,983[11]
November 251:00 pmArizona
FSNW 23–2067,635[12]
December 276:30 pmat RutgersESPNW 45–4043,536[13]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Mountain time

Season summary

Arizona

1 234Total
Arizona 3 1430 20
• Arizona St 5 0711 23

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References