Brawl game! Arizona State and Arizona State’s Mascots FIGHT on The Touchline. Cheerleaders need to intervene
Arizona State and Arizona State were rivals in Arizona’s rivalry game. Arizona’s mascots battled just as hard as their counterparts on the field.
They were also seen fighting on the touchline, instead of on the field.
Arizona beat the Sun Devils 38 to 35 Friday night to end a five-game losing streak. However, tensions between the two sides seemed to increase during the clash.
Sparky the Sun Devil, and Wilbur Wildcat engage in an unplanned boxing match while they watch.
After cheerleaders intervened to determine who won the battle between Wilbur and Sparky, it is still unclear which mascot won. However, Arizona State did score a touchdown during the fight to gain a temporary advantage.
Jedd Fisch’s rebuilding project came to an end on a beautiful afternoon in the desert. It was a bittersweet ending, a long-awaited win in rivalry.
Michael Wiley ran for 217 yards and three touchdowns. Arizona defeated Arizona State 38-35 to end a five week losing streak in Territorial Cup.
Fisch stated that he believes there are many young men who will get better. ‘And if we continue to get better, then the build should never end – it´s an infinite game.’
Michael Wiley (6) runs the ball in between Arizona State’s defensive backs Chris Edmonds (5).
The Wildcats (5-7 Pac-12, 3-6 Pac-12), led twice by 10 points before Arizona State pulled back in the game in a wild encounter that saw 1,018 yards.
Wiley was Arizona’s workhorse. In Territorial Cup history, Wiley finished second to Trung Candidate’s 288 yards for Arizona in 1998.
The Wildcats ran for 285 yards to offset Jayden’s quiet passing day. It was the end of a remarkable turnaround season after going 1-11 in 2011.
Wiley stated that he was referring to the emotions and results of the last few years, which made this one feel good.
Trenton Bourguet threw for 376 yards and three touchdowns for Arizona State (3-9, 2-7) in Shaun Aguano´s final game as interim coach. With 1:33 remaining, the Sun Devils regained possession at their 28-yard line. However, Bourguet made his second interception after being hit.
Arizona State’s fifth turnover came at a cost to its Territorial Cup hopes.
Isaiah Taylor #18, Arizona Wildcats, celebrates from the sidelines in the final minutes of the NCAAF game at Arizona Stadium
Aguano explained that the cup is important to all Sun Devils. It also means a lot to me. ‘I’m sorry for not keeping it.
After some miscues in the beginning, the Sun Devils recovered to lead 14-10 at halftime.
In the second half, neither team was able to stop the other. The combined score of five touchdowns and 429 yards were recorded in the third quarter.
Bourguet’s 9-yard touchdown pass to Giovanni Sanders put Arizona State ahead 21-17. Wiley scored runs of 12 yards and 72 yards to make it 31-21 Arizona.
After defeating the Arizona State Sun Devils 38 to 35, Adama Fall #19 holds the Territorial Cup.
Xazavian Hilladay scored with a 1-yard run following a Jalin Conyers 27-yard pass between two defenders. Conyers then scored with a wide-open 4 yard pass to put Arizona State up 36-31.
DJ Williams scored a 6-yard touchdown for Arizona, and the Wildcats regained the ball on a Bourguet strip sack at 3:17.
Arizona State had one final chance to stop the Wildcats on fourth-down, but Isaiah Taylor made a dive interception after Jacob Manu’s arm hit Bourguet.
There was a melee among multiple players that ensued but the play stood and ended Arizona State’s attempt to win the longest Territorial Cup streak since 1965-73.
‘They were bringing a corner blitz and I kind of liked it because we know we´re gonna have a one-on-one matchup,’ Bourguet said. ‘I just didn´t have time.’
It was Arizona’s turn to lift the Territorial Cup once more with that one play.