Nine months ago, the senior trio of Mike Bercovici, D.J. Foster, and Jordan Simone penned an open letter to Sun Devil Nation. Included was a promise to work harder than ever, both on the field and in the classroom, and to compete for a National Championship. But there was one last note, tucked away at the bottom of the declaration, that appeared to carry more weight than any of the other sentences above it:
"The Territorial Cup will will return to Tempe this year"
Return it did on Saturday, thanks to a tremendous and inspiring performance from this cast of seniors. Bercovici and company led the way to a 52-37 win over the rival Arizona Wildcats (6-6, 3-6 Pac-12), getting the Arizona State Sun Devils (6-5, 4-4 Pac-12) a crucial sixth win in the process.