Arizona State football doomed by turnovers in Territorial Cup loss to Arizona
The Arizona Wildcats and Arizona State Sun Devils faced off in the annual Territorial Cup rivalry game on Friday at Arizona Stadium in Tucson. Look back at our score updates from the game.
Another turnover by ASU seals win for Arizona
ASU QB Trenton Bourguet was hit as he threw the ball on a 2nd down and 15 at the ASU 43, and Arizona intercepted the ball, which had hung up in the air, to seal the victory over Arizona State.
It was the fifth turnover of the game for the Sun Devils, while the Wildcats only had one.
ASU remarkably punted the ball once in the game - on its first possession.
The Sun Devils either scored touchdowns or turned the ball over on every one of their possessions after that.
Arizona State outgained Arizona in the game, 537-480. The Sun Devils dominated the time of possession, 37:14-22:46 and had a 41-19 advantage in first downs.
But the turnovers proved to be their undoing, negating all the great things Trenton Bourguet and the ASU offense were able to do (although one of the fumbles was on a punt return).
Trenton Bourguet went 37-for-49 for 376 yards and three touchdowns for ASU, with the two interceptions.
Xazavian Valladay had 24 carries for 97 yards and two touchdowns rushing for Arizona State after having an injury scare in the first quarter.
Giovanni Sanders had 120 yards receiving on eight catches, with a touchdown to lead ASU's receiving corps.
Elijhah Badger had eight catches for 92 yards and a touchdown and Jalin Conyers had 10 catches for 76 yards and a touchdown.
The Sun Devils struggled containing Arizona's rushing attack throughout the game.
Arizona rushed for 280 yards on 28 attempts, with five touchdowns, led by Michael Wiley's 12 carries for 214 yards and three touchdowns.
Jayden de Laura was 12-for-23 passing for Arizona, with one interception.
Arizona snapped a five-game losing streak in the Territorial Cup with the win over ASU.
Arizona finished the season with a 5-7 record. ASU ended the season with a record of 3-9.
Final score: Arizona 38, Arizona State 35
ASU defense gives offense another chance
The ASU defense stopped Arizona on third-and-1 and fourth-and-1 runs on Arizona's next possession, giving the Sun Devils the ball back with 1:33 left in the game at their own 28-yard line.
Huge back-to-back plays for ASU to give themselves a chance to either try to tie or win the game.
Arizona State turns ball over again vs. Arizona
Turnovers have been the story of the game for ASU and not in a good way.
ASU turned the ball over for the fourth time of the game when Trenton Bourguet fumbled it when he was sacked on a third-and-6- play at the Arizona 20.
The turnover gave Arizona the ball back all the way at the ASU 36-yard line after an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on Elijhah Badger.
ASU had been marching down the field again, but couldn't take care of the ball. ASU has three fumbles and an interception in the game.
Arizona just has one interception.
Arizona is now in great shape to run some clock and add to their lead. The Sun Devils have to try to hold the Wildcats to a field goal attempt or force a turnover. ASU only has one timeout left in the game.
Arizona answers vs. ASU to regain lead
Back and forth we go.
Arizona has now regained the lead after 4-play, 38-yard drive against the Sun Devils. It is the sixth lead change of the game.
DJ Williams ran the ball in from 6-yards out for the touchdown.
The Wildcats benefitted from some costly ASU penalties on the drive, including a face mask penalty that gave Arizona a first down when they would have had a third-and-long situation. ASU was also flagged for pass interference on the possession.
Jayden de Laura connected on a 30-yard pass to Michael Wiley on the first play of the drive. Wiley was left completely unguarded as he ran out of the backfield and made the catch.
Score: Arizona 38, ASU 35 (8:53 left in fourth quarter)
The Sun Devils have reclaimed the lead against the Wildcats after being behind by 10 points for the second time in the game.
ASU trailed 31-21, but now leads 35-31 after a 4-yard pass from Trenton Bourguet to Jalin Conyers topped off an 8-play, 65-yard drive.
Bouguet is 33-for-42 for 351 yards and three touchdowns in the game. Conyers has nine catches for 72 yards and the touchdown.
The Sun Devils also trailed 10-0 earlier in the game.
Score: ASU 35, Arizona 31 (11:04 left in fourth quarter)
ASU forces Arizona to three-and-out
The Wildcats chose to throw deep on second and third and long on their next possession, giving Arizona State the ball back at their own 35-yard line early in the fourth quarter.
The play calling was interesting considering ASU has struggled to stop the Wildcats run game in the second half (and for much of the game for that matter).
The third quarter saw the Wildcats outscore the Sun Devils 21-14 as the game turned into a shootout.
What will the fourth quarter hold?
ASU responds vs. Arizona late in third quarter
The Sun Devils just went on a 74-yard touchdown drive that took eight plays and 3:52 to pull within 31-28.
Xazavian Valladay ran the ball in from 1-yard out for the touchdown, his second touchdown of the game.
Trenton Bourguet connected to tight end Jalin Conyers on a 27-yard catch to set up the touchdown.
The duo also connected on a 24-yard pass on the drive.
Conyers has seven catches for 69 yards in the game.
ASU could really use a stop on the Wildcats on Arizona's next possession.
Score: Arizona 31, ASU 28 (:01 left in third quarter)
Arizona's Michael Wiley makes Arizona State pay for turnover
Running back Michael Wiley is having himself a game for Arizona.
The Arizona starter just ran for a 72-yard touchdown to give the Wildcats a 31-21 lead with 4:00 left in the third quarter.
ASU can't stop Wiley.
He has 11 carries for 215 yards and three touchdowns in the game.
The turnovers have proven costly for ASU in this game and the Sun Devils have struggled to stop the run. Arizona has 255 yards on 18 carries in the game.
Score: Arizona 30, Arizona State 21 (4:00 left in third quarter)
ASU turns ball over for third time vs. Arizona
Arizona State just had its third turnover of the game when backup running back Tevin White had the ball stripped when trying to fight for more yardage on a first and ten play at the Arizona 27.
The play ended a promising looking drive for the Sun Devils.
White is ASU's backup running back today because Daniyel Ngata did not dress for the game.
Arizona regains lead against Arizona State with 3-play drive
Arizona's offense is exploding in the second half against ASU.
The Wildcats just went 75-yards in three plays to take a 24-21 lead on the Sun Devils. The drive took 1:01.
On the first play of the drive, Jayden de Laura threw a 42-yard pass to Dorian Singer. One the second, Michael Wiley ran for 21 yards.
On the final, Wiley ran for 12-yards for the touchdown.
Wiley now has 136 yards and two touchdowns in the game. He has rushed just nine times.
The 136 yards are a career high for the junior.
Score: Arizona 24, Arizona State 21 (6:07 left in third quarter)
Trenton Bourguet impresses as ASU football takes lead vs. Arizona
Trenton Bourguet is having himself a game against Arizona.
The ASU quarterback just led the Sun Devils on an 11-play, 72-yard drive as Arizona State took a 21-17 lead on Arizona.
Bourguet completed all six of his passes on the drive, including a 9-yard pass to Giovanni Sanders for the score.
He also ran for a first down on a fourth and two at the Arizona 34.
Bourguet is 25-for-30 for 231 yards passing on the game, with two touchdown passes. He has completed 10 straight passes.
He has five carries for 16 yards.
Score: Arizona State 21, Arizona 17 (7:08 left in third quarter)
Arizona regains lead with touchdown drive to start second half vs. ASU
The halftime talk evidently helped the Wildcats.
Arizona opened the second half with a 7-play, 75-yard drive over the first 2:17 of the third quarter to take a 17-14 lead on Arizona State.
Jonah Coleman ran the ball in from 9-yards out for the touchdown for Arizona. He also ran for 24-yards on the play before the touchdown.
Jayden de Laura connected with Dorian Singer on a 27-yard pass on the drive.
Score: Arizona 17, Arizona State 14 (12:43 left in third quarter)
The first half of the Territorial Cup didn't start well for the Arizona State Sun Devils.
It ended on a much better note.
ASU overcame a 10-0 deficit in the second quarter with two touchdowns to take a 14-10 lead on the Wildcats at the half at Arizona Stadium in Tucson.
The Sun Devils overcame two early turnovers - an interception and a fumble on a punt return - in taking momentum from the Wildcats in the second quarter.
ASU quarterback Trenton Bourguet went 19-for-23 for 184 yards and a touchdown, along with the interception, in the first half.
Arizona State running back Xazavian Valladay had 11 carries for 26 yards and a touchdown in the first half, a half that saw him leave the game briefly with an apparent ankle injury after a teammate was tackled into him.
Giovanni Sanders had two catches for 53 yards in the first half for ASU. Elijhah Badger had give catches for 43 yards and a 4-yard touchdown reception with game ASU the 14-10 lead.
Jayden de Laura was 8-for-15 for the Wildcats passing, with one interception that came in the end zone.
Michael Wiley rushed for 98 yards and a touchdown on six carries.
ASU had a 243-196 advantage in total yards and had 19 first downs in the half. Arizona had seven first downs.
ASU's defense came up with some timely stops, forcing Arizona to a field goal on one possession after a 1st & goal at the ASU 7-yard line and intercepting a de Laura pass in the end zone on another possession.
The Wildcats will get the ball to start the second half.
Halftime score: ASU 14, Arizona 10
Arizona State takes first lead vs. Arizona
Trenton Bourguet connected with Elijhah Badger on a 4- yard-touchdown pass to give the Sun Devils a 14-10 lead with 58 seconds left in the first half.
It is Badger's seventh touchdown catch of the season.
Bourguet ran for a first down on 4th & 2 at the Arizona 19 to keep the drive alive.
ASU's drive took 15 plays and went for 80 yards. It took 5:24 off the clock.
Bourguet is now 18-for-22 for 180 yards in the game.
Score: Arizona State 14, Arizona 10 (:58 left in first half)
ASU's defense just intercepted a Jayden de Laura pass in the end zone to prevent the Wildcats from scoring on their latest possession.
Kyle Soelle tipped the pass, which went right into the arms of Ro Torrence, giving the Sun Devils the ball for a touchback.
Arizona's drive went for seven plays and 70 yards.
The Sun Devils' defense is doing a great job of bending, but not breaking in this game. There is 6:22 left in the first half.
Arizona State gets touchdown vs. Arizona
Xazavian Valladay returned to the game for ASU on the Sun Devils' next drive and rushed for a 4-yard touchdown to pull Arizona State within 10-7 with 10:35 left in the first half.
It is the eighth straight game in which the running back has rushed for a touchdown.
The Sun Devils impressed on the drive, going 75 yards in 10 plays in 3:42.
ASU has 13 first downs in the game, compared to just four for Arizona, although the Wildcats had a 51-yard touchdown run.
The Sun Devils now have a 168-124 advantage in yards in the game. Trenton Bourguet is 12-for-14 for 122 yards.
The two turnovers have hurt ASU, but it was a nice response from ASU's offense to get back in the game, when the Sun Devils desperately needed something to do so.
With backup running back Tevin White playing in the game, his fifth of the season, he no longer can count this season as a redshirt season. he has three carries for 24 yards and one reception for eight yards in the contest.
Score: Arizona 10, ASU 7 (10:35 left in second quarter)
Arizona extends lead vs. Arizona State with field goal
The Arizona Wildcats extended their lead to 10-0 on a 29-field goal by Tyler Loop, but it was a victory for the Sun Devil defense after the Wildcats had a 1st & goal at ASU's 7-yard line on the possession after Arizona State's special teams turned the ball over.
Arizona's Michael Wiley has four carries in the game for 84 yards and a touchdown. Arizona's Jayden de Laura is 4-for-8 passing for 35 yards.
Score: Arizona 10, ASU 0 (14:15 left in second quarter)
ASU defense responds, special teams gives ball away
The Sun Devils' defense forced Arizona to a three-and-out on the Wildcats' second possession, making a much-needed stop.
Then the special teams unit gave the ball right back when Javen Jacobs muffed the punt on the return and Arizona recovered with excellent field position at the ASU 40.
It has been a very rough first quarter for Arizona State and there's 2:45 left in the quarter.
Arizona State turns ball over vs. Arizona
ASU quarterback Trenton Bourguet threw an interception on a 1st & 10 at the Arizona 30 to end ASU's second drive of the game, which had gone for 10 plays and 48 yards.
The ASU defense obviously could now really use a stop as the Wildcats seem to have all the momentum.
ASU running back exits game vs. Arizona
ASU's Xazavian Valladay left the game after Bryan Thompson was tackled into the running back after a 13-yard pass completion on the Sun Devils' next drive.
ASU backup running back Daniyel Ngata didn't dress for the game, potentially leaving the Sun Devils very thin at running back. Tevin White came in for ASU and ran for 11 yards on an attempt after Valladay exited.
Arizona strikes first in Territorial Cup vs. Arizona State
Well, that was easy for Arizona. Too easy.
Michael Wiley ran the ball in from 51-yards out untouched on a 3rd & 3 play at Arizona's 49-yard line to give the Wildcats a 7-0 lead with 8:51 left in the first quarter at Arizona Stadium in Tucson.
The play capped a 4-play, 80-yard drive for the Wildcats.
Wiley also had a 22-yard run and a 9-yard run on the 4-play drive.
Score: Arizona 7, ASU 0 (8:51 left in first quarter)
Sun Devils punt to end first possession vs. Wildcats
The ASU football team got two first downs, but not much else in their first possession of the Territorial Cup vs. Arizona.
The Sun Devils were forced to punt after a 6-play, 35-yard drive that took 3:33 off the clock. ASU opened the game with a 35-yard pass from Trenton Bourguet to Giovanni Sanders.
ASU won the toss and elected to receive the opening kickoff.
TV note for Territorial Cup game
The beginning of the ASU vs. Arizona Territorial Cup game is airing on FS2 while the Texas A&M vs. DePaul men's college basketball game finishes on FS1.
FS1 will change to the ASU vs. Arizona game as soon as the basketball game is completed.
The game, which will be played at Arizona Stadium in Tucson, can be seen at 1 p.m. MST time on FS1.
Adam Alexander (play-by-play) and Devin Gardner (analyst) will be the announcing crew for the game.
Arizona is a 4-point favorite in the game, according to Tipico Sportsbook.
The Wildcats are -190 on the moneyline, while the Sun Devils are +160.
The over/under for the game is set at 65 points.
Most sites are predicting that the Wildcats will beat the Sun Devils in Saturday's game, although not everyone thinks that Arizona will cover the point spread.
The Arizona Republic's Michelle Gardner previewed and predicted the outcome of the game in her Arizona State vs. Arizona scouting report.
Arizona, Arizona State records this college football season
The Wildcats are 4-7 on the season, coming off a 31-20 loss at home against Washington State last week.
ASU is 3-8 on the season, coming off a 31-7 home loss against Oregon State.
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