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Territorial Cup contest at Arizona will kick off at 5:30 p.m. MST and televised by ESPN

Oct 20, 2020

Territorial Cup Three-Game Win Streaks (1949-Present) | Sun Devil Football vs. Arizona Series History

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Sun Devil Football's game at Arizona on Friday, December 11 will kickoff at 5:30 p.m. MST and will be nationally televised by ESPN. The annual battle for the Territorial Cup was one of eight "special date" Friday games, announced by the Pac-12 Conference and its television partners on Tuesday.
 
The Sun Devils will be seeking their fourth-straight win and their eighth in the past 11 meetings over their in-state rival when they meet in the 94th Duel in the Desert (Arizona leads 49-43-1). 
 
The home team has won six of the last seven meetings with the lone exception coming in 2018 when ASU pulled off its largest fourth-quarter comeback in program history – after falling behind 40-21 it scored 20-straight points in the final 13:05 – to cap a dramatic, 41-40 win. 
 
ASU retained possession of the Territorial Cup Trophy with last season's 24-14 win in Tempe. After trailing 7-6 at the half, the Sun Devils reeled off 18 consecutive points to take command of the game. ASU ran for 182 yards and held the ball for more than 21 minutes in the second half. Defensively, cornerback Jack Jones earned Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week honors after posting a pair of interceptions to go with six tackles. 
 
While television selections for the 2020 "special date" games have been made, all remaining television game selections and start times, beginning with week one (Sat., Nov. 7) will be made 12 or six days in advance. 
 
Every football game through the first six weeks of the season will be televised nationally by a combination of ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, FOX and FS1. FOX will televise the 2020 Pac-12 Football Championship Game on Friday, Dec. 18. 
 
The Sun Devils will open the 2020 campaign at USC on Sat., Nov. 7 at 9 a.m. PST/10 a.m. MST in a game being nationally televised by FOX.