The Duel in the Desert, the annual battle between Arizona (7-4, 4-4 Pac-12) and Arizona State (9-2, 7-1) for the Territorial Cup, has some added importance when the teams meet Saturday night in Tempe.
ASU, having already clinched the Pac-12's South Division, can host next week's conference championship game against Stanford with another victory. As if Arizona needed additional motivation to beat the team its lost to at home the last two times the game was in Tucson.
Both teams are headed to a bowl game, as was the case last season, but where each ends up will be heavily influenced by the outcome of the 87th meeting between the Grand Canyon State's two biggest schools.
When: Saturday, Nov. 30, 9:30 p.m. ET
Where: Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, Ariz.
TV: Pac-12 Network
Radio: Arizona IMG Radio Network; MidFirst Bank Sun Devil-IMG Radio Network
Line: Arizona State is favored by 12 points, according to VegasInsider.com.