If last week's loss to Washington State was a punch to the gut, this week's home defeat at the hands of bitter rival Arizona was getting your heart ripped from your chest, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom style.
This was a game that Arizona State—riding a two-game losing streak—had to win, not just for bragging rights over their hated rivals and to hold onto the Territorial Cup for another year, but also for their waning Pac-12 title hopes.
Yet once again, the Sun Devils let an inferior team hang around far too long, and it cost them dearly. The Wildcats managed a late touchdown and held off a last ditch Sun Devil drive to hold onto the 31-27 win.
Much like last week, the positional grades for the game will reflect a season gone terribly awry .