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Arizona State leans on Skattebo, Conyers in Wildcat for first TD vs. Arizona of 97th Territorial Cup

Nov 25, 2023, 2:13 PM | Updated: 2:22 pm

Head coaches Jedd Fisch of the Arizona Wildcats and Kenny Dillingham of the Arizona State Sun Devil...

Head coaches Jedd Fisch of the Arizona Wildcats and Kenny Dillingham of the Arizona State Sun Devils shake hands before the NCAAF game against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Mountain America Stadium on November 25, 2023 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

No Jaden Rashada, no Trenton Bourguet, no problem for Arizona State football on its opening drive.

Running back Cam Skattebo and tight end Jalin Conyers took turns at quarterback in the Wildcat offense for the Sun Devils with their first turn with the ball and marched down the field to score the 97th Territorial Cup’s first touchdown against No. 16 Arizona.

ASU went 75 yards on seven plays over 4:04 to score. The drive was capped off by a four-yard play-action scamper by Skattebo for the score. The big play was a Conyers 39-yard run where he broke several Wildcat tackles. The touchdown made the score 7-3.

Bourguet was dealing with a stomach bug but was in uniform, according to the ESPN broadcast. He was supposed to start for Rashada, who was slated to start, but was benched for the opening drive after missing a team meeting on Friday.

Arizona scored first after taking the opening kickoff. True freshman Noah Fifita was 4-for-6 passing for 50 yards, finding Tetairoa McMillian twice for 30 yards and Jacob Cowing twice for 20 yards. Tyler Loop capped off the eight-play, 57-yard drive with a 35-yard field goal to make it 3-0.

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