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Arizona State Vs. Arizona: Sun Devils and Wildcats to battle for Territorial Cup

The past few seasons, the road team has been the victor

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Four turnovers doom Wildcats

Four turnovers doomed the Arizona Wildcats on Friday night, as the Arizona St. Sun Devils secured the a 41-34 win that saw the Sun Devils put up 24 unanswered points in the fourth quarter. SB Nation's Arizona blog Arizona Desert Swarm is understandably disappointed, but that doesn't mean they've written off the season just yet:

The loss brings a damper to what should have, could have, might have been a stellar season. The Stanford loss, the Oregon State loss and the showing against the Sun Devils on Friday all represented how close Arizona was, with just one more win, might've been a storybook season.

Luckily, a senior class led by Scott and an injured Dan Buckner can salvage the disappointment with a bowl game on the horizon.

Matt Scott had three touchdowns and Ka'Deem Carey turned in another great game (172 yards on 25 carries, 6.9 average), and the Arizona defense surprised many with their ability to keep ASU under control for three quarters. Despite that, three interceptions and a fumble from Scott left ASU with more momentum than the Wildcats could handle.

The three interceptions all resulted in touchdowns, while the two ASU fumbles recovered by Arizona only resulted in two field goals. In a rivalry game with huge momentum swings, that was more than enough to set the Wildcats up for the loss.

The full post has a lot more on the game, so don't miss it.

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The Territorial Cup is beautiful, isn't it?

After the wild events of Friday, we'd like to take a moment to step back and appreciate the past, present and future of the Territorial Cup.

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What a difference a year makes for ASU

The records from 2011 to 2012 might not show much difference, but the feeling is completely opposite.

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Brandon Magee says he's ready to face Arizona

The Sun Devils' senior leader on defense missed last year's game and is anxious to get on the field for this year's battle for the state of Arizona.

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Picks and predictions for Arizona vs. ASU

SB Nation Arizona's staff previews and makes their picks for the 2012 Territorial Cup.

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Arizona State Vs. Arizona: Territorial Cup preview

Arizona and Arizona State will play for the Territorial Cup on Friday with both teams looking to solidify their bowl bid.

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Territorial Cup 2012: What would a win mean?

Beating your rival is always fun but what exactly would a Territorial Cup win mean for both the Arizona State Sun Devils and the Arizona Wildcats?

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Expect the unexpected at the 2012 Territorial Cup

The last decade has brought plenty of highs and lows for Arizona and ASU. What were a few of the more memorable Territorial Cup moments of the last decade?

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ASU Football: Sure, a bowl game is nice, but...

In getting their sixth win of the season, the Sun Devils likely punched their ticket to a bowl game in Todd Graham's first year. But that's far from the most important development this season.

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Rodriguez preps 'Cats for ASU's defensive pressure

Wildcats head coach Rich Rodriguez is preparing his team for the Sun Devils' blitz-heavy defense.

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Rodriguez says Wildcats need no extra motivation

With the motivation to win the Duel in the Desert coming naturally, Rich Rodriguez is trying to keep his players focused on execution.

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Territorial Cup: What do Wildcats, Devils do well?

SB Nation Arizona takes a look at what typically goes right for Arizona and ASU each weekend when they come out victorious.

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Arizona St. will refrain from tricks on Friday

Todd Graham is making sure that his team is all about the fundamentals heading into their showdown with the Arizona Wildcats.

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Arizona, Arizona St. prepare for in-state showdown

The in-state rivalry game has both Todd Graham and Rich Rodriguez narrowing their team's focus on the task at hand.

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Sun Devils prepare for Ka'Deem Carey

ASU will have to deal with Arizona's talented running back if they want to win on Friday.

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ASU-UA "biggest game of the year, every year"

The Wildcats and Sun Devils square off this weekend with rivalry bragging rights on the line.

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RichRod, Graham changing cultures at UA and ASU

Todd Graham and Rich Rodriguez are changing the cultures in Tempe and Tucson.

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