Later on in the 100-Day Countdown, we'll relive "The Catch", the most memorable play in Sun Devil history. But today instead of going through the air, our No. 35 moment comes on the ground, and like "The Catch", this play upheld that most sacred of Arizona State traditions: beating Arizona.
The 1992 season was not a particularly memorable one for ASU. In Bruce Snyder's debut season, the Sun Devils went 6-5 and did not make a bowl game.
Heading into the Duel in the Desert down in Tucson, the team stood at 5-5, and looked on their way to a losing season. The Devils trailed 6-0 to the Wildcats as the fourth quarter began, but the game wasn't that close. The Wildcats held a significant 262 to 97 advantage in total offense, and the ASU ground game was averaging a paltry 1.6 yards per carry against the nation's top ranked run defense.
ASU quarterback Grady Benton hit Kevin Snyder for a first down on the quarter's second play, and the Sun Devils now had a first and 10 at their 49-yard line.
On the next play, Kevin Galbreath took the handoff, ran right, and took off on a trip towards the end zone and Sun Devil immortality...
That, kids, is why coaches always tell you to never stop moving your feet. Churn, churn, churn.
The ASU defense would make that scoring run hold up, and the Sun Devils escaped Tucson with the miraculous 7-6 win.
See the previous entries on House of Sparky's 100 day countdown here