Duel in the Desert: ASU, UA fans fired up for face-off

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by Catherine Holland

azfamily.com

Posted on November 19, 2011 at 6:25 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 19 at 6:41 PM

TEMPE, Ariz. -- It's time for the traditional Duel in the Desert and fans from both Arizona State University and the University of Arizona are fired up.

The Sun Devils and the Wildcats are vying for the Territorial Cup.

The two teams first faced off in 1899 and have enjoyed a spirited rivalry every since.

ASU, known as Tempe Normal School at the time, beat U of A 11-2 in that first game. Since then the Devils and the 'Cat have met on the gridiron 84 times.

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