The Duel in the Desert is the biggest all-Arizona football event of the season and Arizona State Sun Devils vs. Arizona Wildcats tickets are often the most sought after football ticket of the college football season in Arizona. The Arizona-Arizona State series dates back to 1899 and has been contested over 88 times in its history.
The winner of the Sun Devils-Wildcats game is awarded the Territorial Cup trophy, which stands as the oldest rivalry trophy in all of college football. The UA-ASU series has been incredibly tight over the years, with both teams achieving extended eras of success against the other. In recent years, the rise of both Arizona and Arizona State has made this game one of the premier matchup in the PAC-12 South, with the winner of the Arizona-Arizona State game often being in contention for the division crown.
Wildcats vs Sun Devils tickets typically sell out, no matter if the Duel in the Desert is being played at Sun Devil Stadium, or Arizona Stadium. The energy and excitement in Tempe and Tuscon may never be higher than when the Wildcats-Sun Devils game is on display, and the matchup is the highlight of the year for many football fans in Arizona. TicketCity has a large inventory of Arizona-Arizona State tickets, including some of the best seats at Sun Devil Stadium, and Arizona Stadium at some of the lowest prices on the market.
Friday, November 25, 2016 at Arizona Stadium (Tuscon, AZ) Wildcats 56, Sun Devils 35In Arizona vs Arizona State rivalry 91st meeting the Wildcats dominated in the high-scoring game with a final score of 56-35. This was an exciting end to the game for Arizona hitting a new school record with 511 yards on the ground. The Sun Devils had holes in the defense giving the Wildcats many opportunities to take advantage of them as Samajie Grant had three touchdowns and 176 yards. As the season-ending game, Arizona State finished the season with a losing record of seven losses, while Arizona had a tough season as well having 9 losses this season but ended on a high note against their in-state rival.
Saturday, November 21, 2015 at Sun Devil Stadium (Tempe, AZ) Sun Devils 52, Wildcats 37The battle for the 2015 Territorial Cup was one full of momentum shifts. The Arizona State Sun Devils jumped out of the gate and scored 31 1st half points, behind the arm of Mike Bercovici. But the Wildcats rallied back to cut the game to a single score in the 4th quarter, until Arizona quarterback Brandon Dawkins threw an interception to Kareem Orr, who returned it for a touchdown. The score put the Sun Devils out of reach and gave Arizona State 3 wins in the last 4 Arizona-Arizona State matchups.
Friday, November 28, 2014 at Arizona Stadium (Tuscon, AZ) Wildcats 42, Sun Devils 352014 Duel in the Desert had one of the most anticipation in years, with both Arizona and Arizona State having PAC-12 South title aspirations. The two high powered offenses traded blows in the first half, finishing tied 21-21. But it was the Wildcats defense that proved to be the difference, holding the Sun Devils scoreless in the 3rd quarter. Arizona's dynamic running back Nick Wilson added 3 touchdowns and more than 170 yards on the ground to help the Wildcats clinch the PAC-12 South title.
Saturday, November 30, 2013 at Sun Devil Stadium (Tempe, AZ) Sun Devils 58, Wildcats 21Arizona came into their matchup with Arizona State with one of the top defenses in the PAC-12, but left feeling bulldozed. The high powered Sun Devils offense scored at will let by D.J. Foster's 124 yards on the ground at an average of 5.4 yards a carry. The Sun Devils never stepped off the gas, scoring the games final 3 touchdowns to put on one of the biggest routs in the last decade of Arizona State-Arizona games.