Arizona St. leveled their record for the season at 6-6 with a 30-29 double overtime win over Arizona in Tucson tonight. The Sun Devils blocked the Wildcats' extra point kick that would have forced a third overtime to claim the Territorial Cup. It was the second block of an Alex Zendejas PAT, as Arizona St. had forced overtime by blocking what would have been the game winner with 27 seconds left. Ironically, the Sun Devils lost twice this season due to having kicks blocked.
Perhaps Dennis Erickson should call Chris Peterson, and share some thoughts on the perils of special teams play.
The win keeps the Sun Devils' hopes for a bowl game alive, as, despite two of their wins being against FCS teams, they have appealed to the NCAA for a waiver of the rule that allows a team to count only one win against an FCS team in reaching bowl eligibility, on the grounds that the second game was only added after San Jose St. bought their way out of a game with ASU.
Brock Osweiler, making his first start of the season, was named the player of the game. Osweiler completed 22 of 49 passes, for 267 yards and a touchdown, after completing only one of his first 15 passes.
Arizona lost their fourth game in a row, despite Nick Foles completing 22 of 36 passes, for 262 yards, and three touchdowns. Six of the completions went to Juron Criner, for 95 yards and two touchdowns. The Wildcats stumble into a bowl game with a 7-5 record, after starting the season 7-1. Both Arizona and Arizona St. went 4-5 in the Pac-10.