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Erickson looks to rebound in rivalry game this week


November 15, 2011

Dennis Erickson, ASU head football coach, says the Sun Devils are about to play their biggest game of the season and he expects the team to rebound against the Arizona Wildcats, Nov. 19, at Sun Devil Stadium.

He adds that nearly everyone in Arizona is either a Wildcat fan or a Devil fan, and so the game is all about bragging rights for the following year. The game also is critical for ASU hopes to appear in the Pac-12 Championship game.

Saturday's game will be the 85th Duel in the Desert. The Territorial Cup is awarded annually to the winner of the game. The NCAA has certified it as the oldest award given for a rivalry game.

The Sun Devils will be hosting the second Black Out Game of the season – donning their black uniforms for the big game.