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Arizona State rallies for 42-30 win over rival Arizona

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Todd Graham held the Territorial Cup aloft for all in Sun Devil Stadium to see. The prize for college football's oldest rivalry was his and so is his job - at least for now.

Demario Richard ran for 165 yards and two touchdowns, Manny Wilkins threw for three more scores, and Arizona State may have saved Graham's job with a 42-30 victory over rival Arizona on Saturday.

''I know how much this game meant to him and how much this game meant to us,'' said Richard, who moved into fifth on Arizona State's all-time rushing list with 3,152 yards.

Arizona State (7-5, 6-3 Pac-12) came out flat in a game that could determine Graham's future in the desert, unable to stop the Wildcats and trailing by 10 at halftime.

Once Arizona quarterback Khalil Tate went out with a left shoulder injury, Arizona State roared back in the second half. The Sun Devils turned a blocked punt and an interception into two quick scores to snatch the lead, and Richard made it 35-24 with a 6-yard TD run.

Arizona State had to hold on after that, but now they're holding the Territorial Cup after getting blown out by Arizona a year ago.

''Really proud of our guys to finish up like that and get that cup back where it belongs,'' Graham said. ''There's nothing like winning that thing.''

Tate threw for 132 yards and scored on a 1-yard run in the first half, but was replaced by Brandon Dawkins, returned for one series and sat out the rest of the game.

Arizona (7-5, 5-4 Pac-12) appeared to be done without their star quarterback, but Dawkins broke off a 50-yard TD run early in the fourth quarter to cut Arizona State's lead to 35-30.

The Wildcats appeared to have the lead when Shun Brown returned a punt 74 yards for touchdown. That was called back on a block in the back penalty and Wilkins followed with his second touchdown pass to N'Keal Harry, a 9-yarder that put the Sun Devils up 42-30 and the game out of reach.

''We didn't play,'' Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez said. ''We just needed to play.''

Arizona won last year's game by ditching its usual no-huddle offense, running away from the Sun Devils for a school-record 511 yards rushing and 56-35 victory.

Back to the no-huddle, Arizona marched against Arizona State's defense without much resistance, gaining 251 yards while building a 24-14 halftime lead.

The Wildcats scored three touchdowns on the ground: Zach Green from 15 yards, Tate a 1-yarder and J.J. Taylor 15 yards late in the half.

Arizona State's fortunes changed quickly in the second half after Tate was injured.

Arizona went three and out in its first series, Curtis Hodges blocked the punt after Jake Glatting dropped the snap, and Richard scored on a 1-yard run to cut Arizona's lead to 24-21.

''A Division I team and we can't punt? We can't catch a snap and punt the ball? It's unfathomable,'' Rodriguez said.

Dawkins threw an interception on Arizona's next possession and Harry pulled down a spectacular 5-yard TD pass from Wilkins.

Once on the verge of being blown out, the Sun Devils suddenly had a 28-24 lead.

Arizona State closed out the comeback victory with a goal-line stand with 2 minutes left and Richard broke off a 63-yard run the next play.

THE TAKEAWAY

Arizona was great with Tate, but struggled once he went out.

Arizona State rallied after an uninspired first half to perhaps give Graham a bit of job security.

HARRY'S DAY

Harry was not a big part of Arizona State's game plan in the first half, his first touch a punt return in the second quarter. He had some huge catches for the Sun Devils, though, extending a drive with a third-down catch in the third quarter and the two TDs. He finished with four catches for 43 yards.

PUNTING WOES

Glatting's dropped snap and the blocked punt were not Arizona's only issues on the punt team. Josh Pollack dropped a snap that result in a near-whiff - Arizona recovered after it hit an Arizona State player - and the Wildcats even turned to back-up tight end Trevor Wood for one kick.

UP NEXT

Arizona will play in a bowl game, though not as big of one had it beaten Arizona State.

Arizona State is headed to a bowl game for the fifth time in six seasons under Graham.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 4:51
1-B.Ruiz extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
30
42
Touchdown 4:51
5-M.Wilkins complete to 1-N.Harry. 1-N.Harry runs 9 yards for a touchdown.
9
plays
33
yds
03:52
pos
30
41
Missed Two Point Conversion 13:04
13-B.Dawkins incomplete.
plays
yds
pos
30
35
Touchdown 13:04
13-B.Dawkins runs 50 yards for a touchdown.
10
plays
85
yds
02:01
pos
30
35
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 2:18
1-B.Ruiz extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
24
35
Touchdown 2:18
4-D.Richard runs 6 yards for a touchdown.
8
plays
75
yds
03:16
pos
24
34
Point After TD 8:50
1-B.Ruiz extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
24
28
Touchdown 8:50
5-M.Wilkins complete to 1-N.Harry. 1-N.Harry runs 5 yards for a touchdown. Team penalty on ARI Personal Foul declined.
8
plays
30
yds
02:53
pos
24
27
Point After TD 12:45
1-B.Ruiz extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
24
21
Touchdown 12:45
4-D.Richard runs 4 yards for a touchdown.
3
plays
5
yds
00:27
pos
24
20
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 3:43
30-J.Pollack extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
24
14
Touchdown 3:43
21-J.Taylor runs 15 yards for a touchdown.
5
plays
75
yds
02:02
pos
23
14
Point After TD 5:45
1-B.Ruiz extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
17
14
Touchdown 5:45
7-K.Ballage runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
9
plays
75
yds
03:51
pos
17
13
Field Goal 9:40
30-J.Pollack 24 yards Field Goal is Good.
12
plays
68
yds
00:37
pos
17
7
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:16
1-B.Ruiz extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
7
Touchdown 1:16
5-M.Wilkins complete to 10-K.Williams. 10-K.Williams runs 18 yards for a touchdown.
9
plays
87
yds
03:17
pos
14
6
Point After TD 4:42
30-J.Pollack extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
0
Touchdown 4:42
14-K.Tate runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
6
plays
50
yds
02:03
pos
13
0
Point After TD 8:43
30-J.Pollack extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
0
Touchdown 8:43
34-Z.Green runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
12
plays
88
yds
04:29
pos
6
0
Team Stats
1st Downs 23 18
Rushing 14 10
Passing 7 7
Penalty 2 1
3rd Down Conv 7-16 11-15
4th Down Conv 0-1 0-0
Total Net Yards 418 381
Total Plays 72 66
Avg Gain 5.8 5.8
Net Yards Rushing 245 227
Rush Attempts 51 49
Avg Rush Yards 4.8 4.6
Net Yards Passing 173 154
Comp. - Att. 15-21 11-17
Yards Per Pass 8.2 9.1
Sacked - Yards Lost 2-21 2-9
Penalties - Yards 4-45 5-50
Touchdowns 4 6
Rushing TDs 4 3
Passing TDs 0 3
Other 0 0
Turnovers 1 2
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 1-1
Int. Thrown 1 1
Punts - Avg 4-28.5 4-43.8
Return Yards 38 60
Punts - Returns 3--1 4-19
Kickoffs - Returns 3-40 2-30
Int. - Returns 1--1 1-11
Kicking 4/4 6/6
Extra Points 3/3 6/6
Field Goals 1/1 0/0
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Arizona 7-5 14100630
Arizona State 7-5 7721742
173 PASS YDS 154
245 RUSH YDS 227
418 TOTAL YDS 381
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
K. Tate 14 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
84.6% 132 0 0 169.9
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
61.4% 1289 9 8 141.2
K. Tate 11/13 132 0 0
B. Dawkins 13 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
50% 62 0 1 90.1
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
61.4% 732 5 4 122.8
B. Dawkins 4/8 62 0 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
J. Taylor 21 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 74 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
136 828 5
J. Taylor 12 74 1 19
B. Dawkins 13 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 71 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
69 459 8
B. Dawkins 10 71 1 50
N. Wilson 28 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
15 51 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
120 585 6
N. Wilson 15 51 0 10
K. Tate 14 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
8 28 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
133 1353 12
K. Tate 8 28 1 17
S. Brown 6 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 13 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 38 0
S. Brown 1 13 0 13
Z. Green 34 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 10 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
65 310 11
Z. Green 4 10 1 9
T. Johnson 2 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
6 89 1
T. Johnson 1 -2 0 -2
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
S. Poindexter 19 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 53 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
14 223 0
S. Poindexter 2 53 0 48
T. Johnson 2 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 50 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
21 261 0
T. Johnson 3 50 0 42
S. Brown 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 32 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
39 511 5
S. Brown 2 32 0 23
J. Nunley 85 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 16 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 159 1
J. Nunley 1 16 0 16
B. Wolma 81 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 13 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
28 241 2
B. Wolma 2 13 0 8
T. Ellison 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 13 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
33 496 3
T. Ellison 2 13 0 12
J. Taylor 21 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 46 2
J. Taylor 1 5 0 5
Defense T-A SACK INT
C. Schooler 7 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 2 1.0
C. Schooler 5-0 1.0 0
L. Burns 2 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 5 0.0
L. Burns 2-0 0.0 1
T. Fields II 1 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 1.0
T. Fields II 2-0 1.0 0
S. Young Jr. 19 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
S. Young Jr. 1-0 0.0 0
D. Flannigan-Fowles 6 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 3 0.0
D. Flannigan-Fowles 1-0 0.0 0
J. Whittaker 17 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 3 0.0
J. Whittaker 1-0 0.0 0
K. Wilborn 14 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
K. Wilborn 1-0 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Pollack 30 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 3/3
SEASON FG XP
11/15 60/62
J. Pollack 1/1 24 3/3 6
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Glatting 16 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
2 37.0 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
22 35.7 0
J. Glatting 2 37.0 0 38
J. Pollack 30 K
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
1 0.0 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
15 34.6 0
J. Pollack 1 0.0 0 0
T. Wood 8 TE
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
1 40.0 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
2 38.0 0
T. Wood 1 40.0 0 40
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Johnson 2 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 13.5 16 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
23 26.0 16 0
T. Johnson 2 13.5 16 0
C. Peterson 18 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 13.0 13 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 18.5 13 0
C. Peterson 1 13.0 13 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
S. Brown 6 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 -0.3 3 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
15 12.9 3 2
S. Brown 3 -0.3 3 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
M. Wilkins 5 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
64.7% 163 3 1 191.7
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
63.5% 2918 17 5 142.2
M. Wilkins 11/17 163 3 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
D. Richard 4 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
22 165 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
185 977 12
D. Richard 22 165 2 63
K. Ballage 7 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
11 36 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
153 657 6
K. Ballage 11 36 1 9
M. Wilkins 5 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
14 28 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
130 269 6
M. Wilkins 14 28 0 8
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
F. Darby 84 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 48 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
8 214 1
F. Darby 1 48 0 48
N. Harry 1 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 43 2
SEASON REC YDS TD
73 1000 7
N. Harry 4 43 2 19
Ky. Williams 10 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 42 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
59 678 6
Ky. Williams 4 42 1 0
J. Harvey 89 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 21 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
33 558 1
J. Harvey 1 21 0 21
J. Humphrey 12 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 9 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
12 168 1
J. Humphrey 1 9 0 9
Defense T-A SACK INT
C. Adams 21 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 2 0.0
C. Adams 4-0 0.0 0
D. Calhoun 3 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
D. Calhoun 2-0 1.0 0
C. Sam 2 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 0.0
C. Sam 2-0 0.0 0
D. King 28 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 0.0
D. King 2-0 0.0 1
J. Wicker 1 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Wicker 1-0 0.0 0
A. Latu 44 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
A. Latu 1-0 1.0 0
E. Fields 6 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
E. Fields 1-0 0.0 0
C. Lucas 24 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 2 0.0
C. Lucas 1-0 0.0 0
R. Wren 95 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
R. Wren 1-0 0.0 0
Ko. Williams 5 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
Ko. Williams 1-0 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
B. Ruiz 1 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 6/6
SEASON FG XP
18/25 45/46
B. Ruiz 0/0 0 6/6 6
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
M. Sleep-Dalton 36 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 43.8 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
59 39.8 0
M. Sleep-Dalton 4 43.8 0 52
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
K. Ballage 7 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 15.0 17 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
19 21.6 17 0
K. Ballage 2 15.0 17 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
N. Harry 1 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 3.5 7 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
5 2.6 7 0
N. Harry 2 3.5 7 0
C. Hodges 86 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 14.5 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 14.5 0 0
C. Hodges 2 14.5 0 0
C. Adams 21 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 7.0 7 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 7.0 7 0
C. Adams 1 7.0 7 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:12 ARIZ 27 4:29 12 73 TD
6:45 ARIZ 50 2:03 6 50 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
1:16 ARIZ 25 0:37 12 68 FG
5:45 ARIZ 25 2:02 5 75 TD
2:05 ARIZ 29 0:20 3 5 Punt
1:00 ARIZ 45 0:57 4 10 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:46 ARIZ 20 1:31 3 9 Punt
12:39 ARIZ 21 0:39 3 49 INT
8:50 ARIZ 25 3:11 6 17 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
2:18 ARIZ 25 2:01 10 75 TD
10:54 ARIZ 10 2:01 3 -6 Punt
4:51 ARIZ 12 2:39 8 85 Downs
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 ARIZST 25 1:38 3 8 Punt
8:36 ARIZST 17 1:36 3 -4 Punt
4:33 ARIZST 13 3:17 9 87 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:36 ARIZST 25 3:51 9 75 TD
3:43 ARIZST 25 1:27 3 -3 Punt
1:33 ARIZST 28 0:23 3 19 INT
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:12 ARIZ 5 0:27 3 5 TD
11:43 ARIZ 30 2:53 8 30 TD
5:34 ARIZST 25 3:16 8 75 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:04 ARIZST 25 1:50 3 5 Punt
8:43 ARIZ 33 3:52 9 33 TD
2:05 ARIZST 3 1:43 6 75 Game