ARIZONA STATE [5-2, 3-1 Pac-12] @ WASHINGTON STATE [4-4, 2-3 Pac-12] - Sun Devils hold 1-game Pac-12 South lead over troika foes Arizona, UCLA, USC. Cougars are not factor in Pac-12 North race, but need two victories in final four contests to reach bowl eligibility for first time since 2003 Holiday Bowl win over Texas. Sun Devils invade Pullman for national ESPN match against Washington State. Potent ASU offense, 2nd in Pac-12, averages 45.4 points/game and will be stern test for WSU defense that allows 29.9 per game. Cougars offense lies mainly in pass game [2nd in Pac-12] that's matched against Sun Devils pass defense that is also 2nd in Pac-12. Cougars' 373.1 pass yards/game is second only to Oregon State. ASU's 205.3 yards allowed/game trails only Arizona [201.3]. Junior QB CONNOR HALLIDAY [273-428-2,798-18 TD-17 INT] directs WSU's pass offense. His top target is soph wideout GABE MARKS [59-655-5 TD]. Arizona State counters with QB TAYLOR KELLY [173-279-2,236-18 TD-7 INT]. Sun Devils feature pair of top pass-catchers in sophomores JAELEN STRONG [45-684-4 TD] & D.J. FOSTER [36-390-1 TD]. Senior RB MARION GRICE [111-553-12 TD] paces ASU's run game; he was most outstanding offensive player in last year's Fight Hunger Bowl as ASU ran away from Navy 62-28. Kelly trails only Oregon State's Sean Mannion in total offense numbers, accounting for 355 yards/game. Grice's 18 total TDs [12 rush, 6 receiving] give him 108 points overall, tops among all Pac-12 players. Cougars' leading stopper, senior DE DEONE BUCHANAN [47-26-73] averages 9 tackles/game and ranks 3rd among Pac-12 defenders. Next Three: Arizona State [@Utah, Oregon State, @UCLA]. Washington State [@Arizona, Utah, @Washington]. The Series: This is 40th meeting in series that began in 1960. Arizona State has won 24 times to 13 for Washington State with two ties. ASU won 7 straight between 2004-10. Last Arizona State win: 2012, 46-7 @ Tempe, AZ. Last Washington State win: 2011, 37-27 @ Pullman, WA. Last Arizona State win in Pullman: 2009, 27-14. Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. PDT/10:30 p.m. EDT. TV: ESPN [national].