Yesterday it was ASU basketball's victory over Arizona (62%) punching its way to the Final Four with a victory over Zane Gonzalez's game-winning field goal against Utah (38%). Here is how the bracket stands as of now.
Today's matchup features ASU football's biggest victory taking on ASU's most dominant individual athlete.
It was one of the biggest games being played at Sun Devil Stadium in a long time. Thousands filled the stands and dozens of high level recruits filled the sidelines to watch at battle of top 10 teams in the desert. It was No. 10 Notre Dame and No. 9 Arizona State in a crucial non-conference battle.
After allowing an early field goal, the Sun Devils exploded for 34 straight points in the first half. Taylor Kelly threw two touchdown passes and Damarious Randall intercepted an Everett Golson pass and returned it 59 yards for a touchdown, leading ASU to a 34-10 lead into halftime.
The wheels fell off a bit early in the second half, as the Fighting Irish scored 21 straight points to pull within 34-31 with just over six minutes to play. ASU responded with a five-play, 75-yard drive in just over two minutes, capped by a Demario Richard 4-yard touchdown reception to give ASU a 41-31 left.
With the Irish driving to try to close the gap, Lloyd Carrington picked off Golson and returned it 58 yards for a touchdown. The Sun Devils added a late score and won the game by a final score of 55-31.
D.J. Foster finished with one of his best days on the ground, carrying the football 21 times for 120 yards. Taylor Kelly went 17/28 for 224 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. The swarming Sun Devil defense forced five turnovers and scored two touchdowns of their own.
The victory over Notre Dame was ASU's signature victory last year and propelled ASU to No. 6 in the College Football Playoff Poll when it was released on November 11 of last year.
What a year it's been for Jon Rahm (so far).
Playing for a school widely criticized for its history of underachieving in athletics, the junior from Spain blossomed to the top of the college and amateur golf rankings (No. 1 player in World Amateur Golf Ranking and No. 2 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings), while bringing home collegiate golf's most prestigious individual award.
Rahm won four tournaments in 2014-15 and was awarded the 2015 Ben Hogan Award on May 18 by the Colonial Country Club, Friends of Golf and the Golf Coaches Association of America. Rahm was the first Sun Devil to ever win the award and only the second to qualify as a finalist.
Rahm placed first in the Bill Cullum Invitational, Duck Invitational, ASU Thunderbird Invitational and the NCAA San Diego Invitational. With one year of eligibility remaining, his seven collegiate wins are third-most in ASU history, trailing only Billy Mayfair (8) and Phil Mickelson (16).
Rahm also dominated in the amateur circuit outside of the collegiate scope. He also won the World Team Amateur in Sept 13, 2014, with his 23-under score of 263 breaking Jack Nicklaus' 54-year-old record of 269.
Perhaps Rahm's most memorable moment of the year on the course, though, was his performance in the 2015 WM Phoenix Open in February. Playing under a sponsor's exemption that allowed him to compete in a PGA Tour event as an amateur, Rahm advanced all the way to the final round and finished with a tie for fifth-place at 12-under 272, trailing winner Brooks Koepka by just three strokes. Rahm wasn't afraid to show his Arizona State roots, as he played on the famous 16th hole wearing a Pat Tillman No. 42 jersey and throwing up pitchforks after every hole.
Not many college kids can say they beat both Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods in a golf tournament.
The scary part about Rahm's phenomenal year is that it still isn't over. Rahm and the Arizona State men's golf team are headed to the NCAA Men's Golf Championship in Florida, which starts Friday, with the No. 3 seed.
Rahm has clearly established himself as Arizona State's most dominant male student-athlete, and arguably the entire school with respect to cross-country runner Shelby Houlihan.