Snapshot: Wildcats top Devils in ‘Duel in the Desert’

Nov 20, 2011, 5:28 AM | Updated: 7:23 am

Quarterback Brock Osweiler didn't play that well, but his receivers made him look good. Osweiler's went 36-for-65 for 487 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions. Not bad, but not enough to beat Arizona. He had a lot of help from wide receiver Gerell Robinson, whose 11 catches set a Territorial Cup record. The Wildcats led the way in significant turnovers -- or turnovers for that matter. The Wildcats intercepted Brock Osweiler twice and caused three fumbles, but only recovered one. Both interceptions came during potential touchdown drives. Juron Criner stabbed the Sun Devils in the heart when he scored a touchdown late in the fourth quarter to put the Wildcats ahead for good. The wide receiver put up eight other catches aside from the clincher and totaled 92 receiving yards. Wildcats quarterback Nick Foles was better than his competitor on Saturday night. He went 35-for-50 with 370 yards and two touchdowns. Ironically, Foles left with what appeared to be an oblique injury and backup quarterback Bryson Beirne tossed what would be the game-winning touchdown pass. The "Duel in the Desert" is always about bragging rights, but this game also could eliminate ASU from the Pac-12 South Championship Game. As the Wildcats head back to Tucson triumphant, the Sun Devils -- especially head coach Dennis Erickson -- are left with a lot of questions that need answers and the taste of a season gone wrong in their mouths.

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Snapshot: Wildcats top Devils in ‘Duel in the Desert’