Fox Sports Arizona To Show Replays Of ASU Football In August
July 21, 2004
The 2004 Arizona State football campaign is right around the corner and for the third consecutive year, Fox Sports Net Arizona plans to get its viewers ready for the season by replaying some past gridiron classics for from Arizona State.
FSN AZ is set to telecast four games from past seasons, including two head-to-head match-ups between Arizona. The Arizona Football Classic series kicks-off this Saturday, July 24 and concludes on Saturday, Aug. 21.
This Saturday's (July 24) replay, which starts at 6:30 p.m., will be the Arizona State/Washington State game from Nov. 1, 1997. This game saw the Ryan Leaf-led Cougars come into Sun Devil Stadium, but it would turn out to be the Ryan Kealy show as he led the Sun Devils to a 44-31 win and handed WSU its only conference defeat during its Rose Bowl campaign, as Pat Tillman led the defense,
The second game in the ASU series is on Saturday, Aug. 7, at 6:30 p.m. and itwill be the first game that was ever televised by Fox Sports Net Arizona -the Arizona State/Washington game on Sept. 7, 1996. In this match-up, ASU'sRobert Nycz kicked a 38-yard field goal with two seconds left to give theSun Devils a wild 45-42 victory over the Huskies and helped get the wheelsrolling for ASU's magical Rose Bowl season.
One of the most exciting games ever played in the storied ASU/UAfootball rivalry is set to be shown on Saturday, Aug. 14, at 6:30 p.m. whenFSN AZ replays the shootout from Nov. 27, 1998, in Tucson. The Wildcatsposted a 50-42 win.
The four replay series rounds out on Saturday, Aug. 21, at 6:30p.m. when Sun Devil fans get their opportunity to watch an ASU victory overthe UA, as the 2002 edition of the Duel in the Desert is replayed. TerrellSuggs & Co. beat the Wildcats on their home turf, 34-20, before later facingKansas State in the Holiday Bowl.
The 2004 ASU Football Classic replay telecast schedule is as follows:
Saturday, Aug. 24, 6:30 p.m. - Washington State @ Arizona State, 1997
Saturday, Aug. 7, 6:30 p.m. - Washington @ Arizona State, 1996
Saturday, Aug. 14, 6:30 p.m. - Arizona State at Arizona, 1998
Saturday, Aug. 21, 6:30 p.m. - Arizona State at Arizona, 2002