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Now That We Know Dennis Erickson Is Expected To Return As ASU Coach...

..let’s look at some numbers in the history of this rivalry with Arizona since 1978, when Pac-10 play began (courtesy of ASU sports information department).

-Arizona has had a losing record (below .500) going into the Territorial Cup only seven times.

-ASU has only had a losing record six times. Translation: These are generally pretty good football teams year in and year out.

-There have been three one-point games – 1978 (ASU won 18-17), 1992 (ASU won 7-6) and 1994 (Arizona won 28-27).

-There was a tie in 1987, 24-24.

-ASU has been ranked as high as No. 4 going into the game, Arizona No. 7.

-The team with the worse record has beaten the team with the better record eight times. Arizona has won seven of those, the last time being in 2004 when UA was 2-8 and ASU 8-2.

-Arizona is 18-13-1 vs. ASU.