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2013 Pac-12 South Champs to be Featured on Pac-12 Network

Aug 24, 2020

“The Season” continues with encore marathon of ASU’s 2013 Season

TEMPE, Ariz. – Sun Devil Football's run to the 2013 Pac-12 Championship game will be highlighted all day Tuesday (Aug. 25) as part of the Pac-12 Network series "The Season".

The Pac-12 Network has been celebrating championship campaigns from seasons past, airing classic games in condensed format over the past few weeks. On Tuesday, the attention turns to the Sun Devil's 2013 Pac-12 South Championship campaign. 

The marathon begins at 6 a.m. PT with a replay of the dramatic road victory over Utah. The day continues with abbreviated replays of all 10 of Arizona State's wins in 2013, including memorable victories over No. 20 Wisconsin (10 a.m.) and No. 14 UCLA (7 p.m.). Re-live the dominant 58-21 Territorial Cup victory over Arizona at 8 p.m. The full schedule of the 20 games that will be shown as part of  "The Season" is listed below. Each encore airs on Pac-12 Network and the Pac-12 Now app.

The No. 20 Arizona State University football program finished the 2013 campaign with a 10-4 record overall and won the first Pac-12 South Championship in program history. ­Arizona State kicked off the 2013 campaign with a rout over Sacramento State, knocking off the Hornets 55-0 at Sun Devil Stadium, followed by a dramatic 32-30 victory over No. 20 Wisconsin. 

Following a loss to Stanford, ASU dispatched of USC, 62-41, before wrapping up their non-conference slate with a tough 37-34 loss to Notre Dame in Arlington, Texas. ASU rebounded with a 54-13 dismantling of Colorado at home before picking up its second win over a top-25 ranked program against No. 20 Washington on Homecoming, blitzing the Huskies in a 53-24 victory. 

ASU then two straight road victories, knocking of Washington State, 55-21, before edging Utah, 20-19, in a thriller in Salt Lake City. The Sun Devils followed that with a 30-17 victory at home over Oregon State. 

ASU dropped then-No. 14 UCLA in Pasadena to clinch the Pac-12 South Championship before wrapping up the regular season with a 58-21 rout over Arizona for the Territorial Cup. The Sun Devils fell to Rose Bowl-bound Stanford a second time in the Pac-12 Championship game, 38-14, before the 34-23 defeat to Texas Tech in the National University Holiday Bowl. 
"The Season" Schedule: 2013 Arizona State football - Tuesday, August 25

  • 6 a.m. PT - No. 23 Arizona State at Utah (Nov. 9)
  • 7 a.m. PT - Oregon State at No. 21 Arizona State (Nov. 16) 
  • 8 a.m. PT - No. 19 Arizona State at No. 14 UCLA (Nov. 23) 
  • 9 a.m. PT - Sacramento State at Arizona State (Sept. 5)
  • 10 a.m. PT - No. 20 Wisconsin at Arizona State (Sept. 14)
  • 12 p.m. PT - USC at Arizona State (Sept. 28)
  • 1 p.m. PT - Colorado at Arizona State (Oct. 12)
  • 2 p.m. PT - No. 20 Washington at Arizona State (Oct. 19)
  • 4 p.m. PT - No. 25 Arizona State at Washington State (Oct. 31)
  • 5 p.m. PT - No. 23 Arizona State at Utah (Nov. 9)
  • 6 p.m. PT - Oregon State at No. 21 Arizona State (Nov. 16)
  • 7 p.m. PT - No. 19 Arizona State at No. 14 UCLA (Nov. 23) 
  • 8 p.m. PT - Arizona at No. 13 Arizona State (Nov. 30)
  • 10 p.m. PT - USC at Arizona State (Sept. 28)
  • 11 p.m. PT - Colorado at Arizona State (Oct. 12)
  • 12 a.m. PT - No. 25 Arizona State at Washington State (Oct. 31)
  • 1 a.m. PT - No. 23 Arizona State at Utah (Nov. 9)
  • 3 a.m. PT - Oregon State at No. 21 Arizona State (Nov. 16)
  • 4 a.m. PT - No. 19 Arizona State at No. 14 UCLA (Nov. 23) 
  • 5 a.m. PT - Arizona at No. 13 Arizona State (Nov. 30)

2013 Arizona State Football Season Notables

  • All-American defensive lineman Will Sutton was named to AP First Team for the second season in a row, the 15th Sun Devil to earn the honors. He joined safeties David Fulcher (84-85) and Mike Richardson (81-82) as only two-time AP First Team All-Americans in program history. Thanks to his dominance and attention he garnered from opposing offenses, Sutton was also named the Pat Tillman Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive season.
  • The eight conference victories in 2013 matched the school record set back in 1996. The eight victories came consecutively, a streak that marked just the 13th time in history the Sun Devils won five or more conference games in a row (Border and WAC years included). 
  • Star quarterback Taylor Kelly tossed 28 touchdowns in 2013, giving him 57 touchdowns over the past two seasons, the most for any Sun Devil quarterback in back-to-back years. Kelly threw for 3,635 passing yards, the third most in a single season in school history. He became just the second quarterback to have thrown for over 3,000 yards in consecutive seasons in school history.
  • ASU eclipsed 50 points six times in games in 2013, breaking the school record held by the 1973 team. The Sun Devils finished 10th nationally at 39.7 points per game and scored 556 total points, just six points behind the 1972 school record. The 62 points against USC at the time was tied the most any team has ever scored against the Trojans and marked the first time ASU had dropped 50+ on its Pac-12 South rival. 
  • The productive running back tandem of Marion Grice and D.J. Foster combined for 2,588 yards of total offense and 30 touchdowns, representing 40.4 percent of ASU's 6,402 yards for scrimmage in 2013 and 46.9 percent of the team's offensive touchdowns. Foster and Grice ranked first and eighth in the nation, respectively, during the 2013 season in receiving yards by a running back (653 and 438) while Grice led the nation in receiving touchdowns by an RB with six.
  • The Arizona State defense had an interception return for a touchdown five times. ASU outscored its opponents 146-42 on points off turnovers while finishing +15 in the turnover battle.
  • The legend of Zane Gonzalez began with an epic debut season in which he finished with 138 points on the season, temporarily breaking the Wilford White's (136) 63-year old school record in the category. Gonzalez's 138 points demolished the previous scoring record by an ASU kicker that was 118, set by Thomas Weber (2007) and Mike Barth (2002). With 25 field goals this season, Gonzalez tied the NCAA freshman record of 25 and made more field goals than any other player in the FBS in the process.
  • The Sun Devils' 10 wins in 2013 are made even more impressive by the fact that the team held the nation's sixth-toughest schedule based on the winning percentage of opponents played. ASU's non-FCS opponents in 2013 posted a 84-50 record on the season (62.7) and marked the toughest schedule played by a Pac-12 school. ASU went 3-2 against AP Top 25 teams.