TEMPE — The No. 25 of Ka’Deem Carey faded into the tunnel as he walked toward what would be a somber Arizona locker room, as Arizona State’s Will Sutton ran around the field, clutching the Territorial Cup aloft in his left hand.
Sutton and his gang of men along the Sun Devils’ defensive front stuffed Carey early in the game and hounded B.J. Denker into a night he wants to forget (if only he could). It was simply ASU’s night. A night to run around the field with the prized trophy and a two-game winning streak over its rivals.
Riding the wind of a six-game winning streak and the Pac-12 South title, Arizona State breezed to a 27-0 lead and then dismissed the Arizona Wildcats’ comeback attempts, winning 58-21 at Sun Devil Stadium on Saturday night.
“We physically dominated the game,” said Arizona State coach Todd Graham. “I thought we dominated the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball.”
The Wildcats will have to wait another year to mount a counter-argument.