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1. Get receivers involved early: UW’s passing game has been pedestrian all season, averaging 162.1 yards per game, second-to-last in the Big Ten and ahead of only Illinois. But the times it was most efficient was when UW passed on early downs, using play-action and quick throws to take advantage of defenses looking for run plays — early in the matchup against Iowa was the best example of this. Against a secondary without two of its key starters, and a defense without disruptive linebacker Darien Butler, UW should be able to get receivers Danny Davis, Chimere Dike and Kendric Pryor freed up. Quarterback Graham Mertz just has to be accurate and give them chances with the ball.

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1. Help Daniels extend plays: One of the few things the Badgers’ defense has struggled with during Jim Leonhard’s tenure as defensive coordinator is mobile quarterbacks who use their athleticism to extend passing plays, not just run the ball. UW likes to send pressure with its inside linebackers, but its defense can be hurt when those blitzes are picked up or thwarted by a quarterback moving out of the pocket. ASU quarterback Jayden Daniels can do those things, and he’s shown an impressive ability to get throws off just before contact. The Sun Devils must help him do those things by leaving in a running back or tight end to help against blitzers or rolling the pocket to change the angles UW rushers must take.

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UW coach Gary Andersen yells to officials as time expires against Arizona State in the 2013 game.