Arizona wins Territorial Cup for first time since 2016
Wildcats defeat Sun Devils 38-35 on Friday ending five-game losing streak in the Territorial Cup rivalry
TUSCON, Ariz. ( KYMA, KECY-TV ) - The Arizona Wildcats ended its second season under head coach Jedd Fisch winning the game on the schedule that matters most, the Territorial Cup against Arizona State.
It’s a Great Morning to be a Wildcat! So happy for our players, coaches, coaches families, player families, our administration, our support staff and all involved! Thank you!!! pic.twitter.com/A2h0dmfutr— Jedd Fisch (@CoachJeddFisch) November 26, 2022
Junior Michael Wiley rushed for 214 yards, the second-most rushing yards in Territorial Cup history behind Trung Candidate's 288 for Arizona in 1998. Wiley also added three touchdowns for the Wildcats.
After winning only one game in Jedd Fisch's first season last year, the Wildcats finished Fisch's second season 5-7 and finally bring the cup back to Tuscon.
Mornin’ pic.twitter.com/1aMeuTyfa2— Arizona Football (@ArizonaFBall) November 26, 2022
The Wildcats led by 10 points twice in the contest and let Arizona State battle back both times.
Arizona State led 35-31 late in the fourth quarter when Arizona strip sacked QB Trenton Bourguet to get the ball back. DJ Williams later scored from six yards out with 3:17 left to play.
Arizona State had one last chance after stopping the Wildcats on fourth down, but Bourguet threw an interception into the hands of a diving Isaiah Taylor to clinch the final outcome. The heated rivalry ended with an on field tussle between the two rivals.
It's Personal. pic.twitter.com/doH1mRprG2— Arizona Football (@ArizonaFBall) November 25, 2022