By Charles Wulf
TEMPE, Ariz. — The Sun Devils reclaimed the Territorial Cup after an impressive 52-37 victory against the rival Wildcats. ASU lead 31-10 at halftime and the Wildcats turned to third string QB Brandon Dawkins. Arizona fought back in the second half but two interceptions returned for touchdowns put the game on ice. The Devils finished with 565 yards of offense and force three turnovers. Both Kalen Ballage and Demario Richard rushed for over 100 yards and transfer wide receiver Devin Lucien racked up 190 yards and a touchdown on nine catches. Mike Bercovici finished 21/32 for 315 yards with two touchdowns and an interception.
After the game, Todd Graham reflected on this senior class that includes guys like DJ Foster, Mike Bercovici, and Lloyd Carrington. Graham also spoke about the importance of winning this rivalry game. With the victory, ASU not only reclaimed the Territorial Cup but became bowl eligible with one game left on the schedule against Cal.