2021 Sun Devil Bowl Guide

5 ARIZONA STATE 2021 BOWL GUIDE FOOTBALL LAS VEGAS BOWL | DEC. 30, 2021 HEAD COACH HERM EDWARDS Former NFL head coach and ESPN Analyst Herm Edwards was named the 24th head coach of Sun Devil Football, as announced by Arizona State University and Vice President of University Athletics Ray Anderson on December 3, 2017. Edwards arrived in Tempe with a football legacy that has impacted thousands, whether as a player, coach, analyst, motivational speaker and author, or community advocate and philanthropist. In his first four seasons, Edwards has led the Sun Devils to consecutive winning seasons in 2018 and 2019 and three bowl appearances, a win over Florida State in the 2019 Sun Bowl, a 4-0 record vs. Arizona and six wins over ranked foes, including an upset of sixth-ranked Oregon in 2019 and consecutive road triumphs at No. 18 Michigan State and at No. 15 Cal, representing just the second time in history (also accomplished in 1986) that ASU won two straight road games against ranked opponents in back-to-back opportunities. ASU became just the seventh program in NFL Draft history to have a wide receiver selected in the first round of consecutive drafts after Brandon Aiyuk was selected by the San Francisco 49ers with the 25th pick. In 2019, Aiyuk’s former teammate N’Keal Harry was taken off the board by New England with the 32nd pick. HERM EDWARDS WINS VS. AP RANKED TEAMS Oct. 2, 2021: ASU 42, @ #20 UCLA 23 | FS1 Nov. 23, 2019: ASU 31, #6 Oregon 28 | ABC Sept. 27, 2019: ASU 24, @ #15 California 17 | ESPN Sept. 14, 2019: ASU 10, @ #18 Michigan State 7 | FOX Nov. 3, 2018: ASU 38, #16 Utah 20 | Pac-12 Network Sept. 8, 2018: ASU 16, #15 Michigan State 13 | ESPN