Arizona-Arizona State Preview Capsule

Published on NewsOK Modified: November 27, 2013 at 5:26 pm •  Published: November 27, 2013
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Arizona (7-4, 4-4 Pac-12) at No. 13 Arizona State (9-2, 7-1), 10:30 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks)

Line: Arizona State by 12.

Series record: Arizona leads 47-38-2.

WHAT'S AT STAKE

Both teams are coming off their biggest wins of the season, adding a level of hype to the annual battle for the Territorial Cup. The Sun Devils wrapped up the Pac-12 South Division by beating UCLA last Saturday and can host the title game against No. 8 Stanford with a win over the Wildcats, who knocked off Oregon.

KEY MATCHUP

Arizona State's run defense against Arizona RB Ka'Deem Carey. The task for every team that faces Arizona is to slow down Carey and no one has been able to do it yet. An All-American last season, he is second nationally with 155.9 yards per game and has rushed for at least 119 yards in all 10 games this season. After struggling early in the season, the Sun Devils have been much better at stopping the run lately.

Arizona: QB B.J. Denker. If Arizona State is able to slow Carey, it will be up to Denker to keep the Wildcats going. He's been a superb dual-threat quarterback and had arguably his best game against the Ducks, throwing for 178 yards and running for 103.



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