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If you asked Arizona State fans to summarize the 2015 football season, they might use words such as "disappointing" or "frustrating" when describing ASU's 6-7 campaign.
That being said, one game always stands out among the rest when the schedule is released: the Territorial Cup. The Wildcats held the cup entering the 2015 season by way of their 2014 victory in Tucson.
On November 21, 2015 the two teams met on a sunny Saturday afternoon in Tempe.
The Sun Devils jumped out to a 14-0 lead and led 31-10 at halftime, seemingly on their way to a third victory over Arizona in Todd Graham's four years as head coach.
The Wildcats made their move in the third quarter, outscoring the Sun Devils 13-0 to bring the score to 31-23 after three. After ASU took a 38-23 lead on a D.J. Foster touchdown run, Arizona pulled within eight on a 17-yard touchdown pass from Brandon Hawkins to Tyrell Johnson.
After an ASU punt, Arizona took over at their own six-yard line with 4:08 left. After a four-yard rush and an incomplete pass, the Wildcats faced a third and six from the 10-yard line.
Arizona lined up with two receivers split to either side and a back next to Dawkins. The Sun Devils brought six and forced Dawkins to rush his throw.
The Arizona quarterback airmailed his intended receiver and the pass fell into the arms of a leaping Kareem Orr. The freshman safety took the ball at the 21-yard line near the far hash and went untouched into the end zone to give ASU a 45-30 lead to effectively put the game out of reach.
You can watch highlights of the game below. With Orr's interception coming at the 1:32 mark.