ASU's Garoutte Misses Three FGs, Still Has Nine Points
News:Alex Garoutte was just 2-of-5 on field goal attempts Saturday as Arizona State downed California 27-17 on the road in Berkeley, but still finished nine points altogether.
Analysis:Alex Garoutte remains a bit shaky when it comes to field goals this season (6-of-10), but only once this year has he posted less than nine points in a single contest.
ASU's Garoutte Kicks His Way to 13 Points vs. Utah
News:Alex Garoutte hit three-of-four field goal attempts and connected on all four of his PATs to finish with 13 points Saturday as Arizona State defeated Utah 37-7 at home in Tempe.
Analysis:Alex Garoutte's performance Saturday netted the sophomore his first double-digit showing of the 2012 season and brings his totals to this point in the year to four-of-five field goals converted and a perfect 21-of-21 PATs made.
News: For now, Arizona State kicker Alex Garoutte will retain his job, according to coach Dennis Erickson. Garoutte missed three field goals against UCLA and is 9 of 15 for the season.
Analysis: The Sun Devils were a made kick away from taking control of the Pac-12 South. You can bet that Garoutte will need to show better moving forward to keep his job.
News: Despite missing three of his last four field goal attempts, Arizona State kicker Alex Garoutte will keep his job, according to coach Dennis Erickson.
Analysis: Erickson said that Garoutte is his best kicker, but warned that if he continues to struggle, he'll look to make a change.
News: Arizona State kicker Alex Garoutte had a very good day, converting on field goals of 25 and 49 yards, and adding a 6-for-6 effort on extra points against UC Davis.
Analysis: The Sun Devils have a lot of very good parts to this offense and if quarterback Brock Osweiler can orchestrate the offense, Garoutte will get a chance to score a lot of points this season. Plenty of ifs, to be sure, but you can see the pieces are in place offensively.
News: Arizona State kicker Alex Garoutte has slipped down the slope. Struggling to maintain some consistency, Garoutte had a terrible afternoon Tuesday, hitting on only 4-of-9 attempts on the day.
Analysis: Coach Dennis Erickson must be pulling his hair out now that his kicker has gone from semi-consistent to scarily inaccurate. We'll see if Garoutte can right the ship mentally as the season-opener dawns.
News: Arizona State kicker Alex Garoutte has had plenty of naysayers, but during Wednesday's action he hit five straight field goals, including a 52-yarder.
Analysis: Garoutte has a big leg and was highly recruited out of high school, so we'll see if he can stay the course and develop the consistency the coaching staff wants.