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ASU Football: '12 Plays of Christmas' No. 2: Kareem Orr's Pick-6 vs. Arizona

Just when it seemed like the Wildcats had a glimmer of hope in the Territorial Cup, Kareem Orr shut the door.

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Kareem Orr had an up-and-down freshman season at Arizona State. He made some key plays during the course of the year including an acrobatic interception against Oregon and four more interceptions during the year. He made Freshman All-American lists from USA Today, ESPN and Rivals.

However, at times he also played like a true freshman and got beat deep and missed key tackles. However, he has a skill that you really can't teach: He is always around the football and seems to make key plays when his team needs him the most.

The final instance of this happening this year came in the season's most important game, against the Arizona Wildcats. Just when Arizona had some life and a chance to tie the game, Orr and the ASU defense shut the door.

Play No. 2: Kareem Orr's pick-6 to seal the Territorial Cup

The Wildcats received the ball at their own six-yard line, trailing by eight with just over four minutes left. After gaining four yards on first and second down, Arizona faced a third and six from the 10.

The Cats came out with four wide receivers, two on either side of the formation. Brandon Dawkins took a three-step drop and fired the ball to his first read, the slot receiver on the far side of the formation. Dawkins overthrew his intended receiver, badly, and Orr made a leaping catch and came down with the ball at the 20-yard line.

Orr took off to his left and ran up the far sideline, untouched into the end zone to put ASU up 45-30 with 3:34 left in the game, thus sealing the game and bringing the Territorial Cup back to Tempe.

Watch the play below courtesy of Pac-12 Networks (play starts at 1:31).