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Duel in the Desert, Part 84

Posted By Leslie Charles On Dec 2 2010 @ 3:14 pm In Arizona State | 2 Comments

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In one of the oldest college football rivalry games, the Arizona State Sun Devils look to head down to Tucson and further plunge the once-stellar season of the Arizona Wildcats.  The Sun Devils season has been marked by underachieving week after week, but this Thursday evening they hope to end their season on a high note with a beautiful (heck, ugly wouldn’t be bad) win over their neighbors to the south.  The Devils currently sit at 5-6 and a win over a fairly decent Arizona Wildcats could help with a possible bowl bid for the Sun Devils.

But first they must get past an Arizona team that held Oregon down through most of first half of their game last week.  Though they have now lost 3 in a row, the Wildcats have played very good football this season.  Their passing offense is ranked #1 in the Pac-10 thanks to the arm of NFL-caliber QB Nick Foles.  But last week ASU found a pretty good QB.  Though Threet had helped the ASU Sun Devils passing offense rank #2 in the Pac-10, when he went out with injury last week Brock Osweiler stepped up and filled in.

Osweiler brings a certain swagger back to the position of QB for the Sun Devils many haven’t truly seen since Andrew Walter left in 2005.  The Sun Devils QB picked up 380 passing yards, four TDs, and a rushing touchdown.  He infused energy into the team that seemed to be lacking this season amongst many of the youngsters.  He got the faithful in Sun Devil Stadium on Black Friday on their feet.  Because of him, the Devils were able to dominate every aspect of the game…just like they should have been doing all season.  The offense finally did their job and the defense was able to hold up the entire way with less time on the field.  This is what Devils fans have been waiting to witness.  Our offense saved us…thanks to Brock Osweiler.

This guy is definitely looking like next year’s favorite.  But before we start looking ahead to the 2011 Sun Devils hope he is the QB to return the nation’s oldest rivalry trophy to ASU.  The Territorial Cup deserves to be back where it belongs…in Tempe.

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