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ASU moment of the Year quarterfinals: No. 4 football win over Arizona vs. No. 12 Oregon 'walk-off' block

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On Thursday, hockey winning the national title (84 percent) took down the Wisconsin "knumble" (16 percent)


Today the gridiron takes on the basketball court for the last semifinal spot.

No. 4 seed Arizona State football win over Arizona in the Territorial Cup game

Is there anything that gives more joy to Arizona State fans than beating the University of Arizona? It's special for the Tempe faithful when the Sun Devils come out on top in any sport, but football is something else.

On Nov. 30, not only did the Sun Devils beat the Wildcats, they demolished them.

When the final whistle blew, the scoreboard read 58-21 in Arizona State's favor, with most of the Arizona fans long gone on the long drive down the I-10. The game was never particularly close, as the Sun Devils took a 30-7 lead into halftime. The Wildcats scored coming out of the half, bringing them within two possessions.

Arizona stopped the Sun Devil offense on the next drive, and looked poised to make it game once again. Then junior Damarious Randall happened, intercepting Arizona quarterback B.J. Denker and taking it 64 yards to the house and essentially ending the game. The next quarter and a half of play was just fans in maroon and gold giggling gleefully while their football team embarrassed their arch-rival.

It was the second straight year Arizona State took home the Territorial Cup, keeping coach Todd Graham undefeated against Arizona in his Sun Devil career.

As an added bonus, the mugging of the Wildcats also gave Arizona State the best conference record, allowing it to host the Pac-12 title game.

No. 12 seed Bachynski "walk off" block vs. Oregon

Oregon's Joseph Young scored 29 points in the second half to almost complete a comeback in a game where the Ducks trailed 50-29 with 14:30 remaining in the contest. Jordan Bachynski's palm didn't let that number reach 31.

The Ducks set up a beautiful play as Young made a back door cut along the baseline but Bachynski rotated over and blocked the would be game tying shot to give the Sun Devils the 74-72 win.

Arizona State improved to 18-6 overall and 7-4 in the Pac-12 at the time. The Canadian almost had a triple-double in the game with 26 points, nine rebounds and nine blocks.

Alongside Bachynski's moment, there was controversy off the court during the game. Oregon's Jason Calliste was injured and went to the baseline closest to the Arizona State student section to try and walk off the injury. Calliste got into a verbal confrontation with a student that might have turned physical if security hadn't intervened.

Oregon head coach Dana Altman alleged after the game that Arizona State fans spit on the Ducks' coaching staff but according to a report by The Oregonian, Altman's staff decided not to press charges.

Not only was it a memorable game on and off the court but it gave the Sun Devils a lot of momentum headed into its home game with the No. 2 Arizona Wildcats which the Sun Devils went on to win.

Football beating Arizona wins 95 percent to five percent.