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Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 5000iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual Arizona Wildcats running back Trey Griffey (son of baseball legend Ken Griffey Jr) is upended by the Arizona State Sun Devils defense in the first quarter of the 87th annual Territorial Cup at Sun Devil Stadium.

Like many photographers, I prefer college football to professional football as the players are still out there for the love of the game, instead of just the money. College football players seem to play harder and show more emotion as most will never play at a higher level than college. Another thing that makes college football even cooler are the rivalry games to close out the regular season. Continue reading to check out the highlights!

Here in Arizona we have a bitter rivalry between the Arizona State Sun Devils and the Arizona Wildcats.

This years Territorial Cup would take place at Sun Devil Stadium with Arizona State playing for a spot in their first Pac-12 Championship. With a win they would actually host the game!

Lets get on to the pics…

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/800th, Manual Arizona Wildcats quarterback B.J. Denker stretches prior to the game against the Arizona State Sun Devils in the 87th annual Territorial Cup at Sun Devil Stadium.

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Arizona Wildcats quarterback B.J. Denker stretches prior to the game against the Arizona State Sun Devils in the 87th annual Territorial Cup at Sun Devil Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 5000iso, f2.8, 1/2000th, Manual Arizona State Sun Devils players enter the field as smoke from pyrotechnics fills the air at Sun Devil Stadium prior to the game against the Arizona Wildcats.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 5000iso, f2.8, 1/2000th, Manual
Arizona State Sun Devils players enter the field as smoke from pyrotechnics fills the air at Sun Devil Stadium prior to the game against the Arizona Wildcats.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 5000iso, f2.8, 1/1600th, Manual Arizona State Sun Devils quarterback Taylor Kelly runs sprints along the edge of the field moments before kickoff of the game against the Arizona Wildcats.

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Arizona State Sun Devils quarterback Taylor Kelly runs sprints along the edge of the field moments before kickoff of the game against the Arizona Wildcats.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 5000iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual Arizona State Sun Devils linebacker Carl Bradford celebrates a first quarter sack with a pose straight out of the movie "Karate Kid"

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 5000iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual
Arizona State Sun Devils linebacker Carl Bradford celebrates a first quarter sack with a pose straight out of the movie “Karate Kid”

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 5000iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual Arizona State Sun Devils wide receiver Frederick Gammage catches a pass in the first quarter against the Arizona Wildcats in the 87th annual Territorial Cup at Sun Devil Stadium.

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Arizona State Sun Devils wide receiver Frederick Gammage catches a pass in the first quarter against the Arizona Wildcats in the 87th annual Territorial Cup at Sun Devil Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 5000iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual Arizona Wildcats running back Trey Griffey (son of baseball legend Ken Griffey Jr) is upended by the Arizona State Sun Devils defense in the first quarter of the 87th annual Territorial Cup at Sun Devil Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 5000iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual
Arizona Wildcats running back Trey Griffey (son of baseball legend Ken Griffey Jr) is upended by the Arizona State Sun Devils defense in the first quarter of the 87th annual Territorial Cup at Sun Devil Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual Arizona State Sun Devils tight end Darwin Rogers (left) celebrates with teammate Chris Coyle after scoring a touchdown in the first quarter against the Arizona Wildcats in the 87th annual Territorial Cup at Sun Devil Stadium.

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Arizona State Sun Devils tight end Darwin Rogers (left) celebrates with teammate Chris Coyle after scoring a touchdown in the first quarter against the Arizona Wildcats in the 87th annual Territorial Cup at Sun Devil Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 5000iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual Arizona State Sun Devils safety Alden Darby (left) intercepts a pass intended for Arizona Wildcats receiver Samajie Grant in the second quarter of the 87th annual Territorial Cup at Sun Devil Stadium.

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Arizona State Sun Devils safety Alden Darby (left) intercepts a pass intended for Arizona Wildcats receiver Samajie Grant in the second quarter of the 87th annual Territorial Cup at Sun Devil Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 5000iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual Arizona State Sun Devils tight end Rashad Wadood (top right) leaps into the end zone for a touchdown in the second quarter against the Arizona Wildcats in the 87th annual Territorial Cup at Sun Devil Stadium.

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Arizona State Sun Devils tight end Rashad Wadood (top right) leaps into the end zone for a touchdown in the second quarter against the Arizona Wildcats in the 87th annual Territorial Cup at Sun Devil Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 5000iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual Arizona State Sun Devils head coach Todd Graham attempts to scare the offense into action in the second quarter against the Arizona Wildcats in the 87th annual Territorial Cup at Sun Devil Stadium.

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Arizona State Sun Devils head coach Todd Graham attempts to scare the offense into action in the second quarter against the Arizona Wildcats in the 87th annual Territorial Cup at Sun Devil Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 5000iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual Arizona Wildcats running back Ka'Deem Carey (25) scores a touchdown in the second half against the Arizona State Sun Devils in the 87th annual Territorial Cup at Sun Devil Stadium. Arizona State defeated Arizona 58-21.

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Arizona Wildcats running back Ka’Deem Carey (25) scores a touchdown in the second half against the Arizona State Sun Devils in the 87th annual Territorial Cup at Sun Devil Stadium. Arizona State defeated Arizona 58-21.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 5000iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual Arizona Wildcats wide receiver Trey Griffey dives for yardage as he is tackled by Arizona State Sun Devils defensive back Lloyd Carrington in the second half of the 87th annual Territorial Cup at Sun Devil Stadium.

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Arizona Wildcats wide receiver Trey Griffey dives for yardage as he is tackled by Arizona State Sun Devils defensive back Lloyd Carrington in the second half of the 87th annual Territorial Cup at Sun Devil Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 5000iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual Arizona State Sun Devils wide receiver Jaelen Strong (right) catches a touchdown pass under pressure from Arizona Wildcats cornerback Shaquille Richardson in the second half of the 87th annual Territorial Cup at Sun Devil Stadium. Arizona State defeated Arizona 58-21.

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Arizona State Sun Devils wide receiver Jaelen Strong (right) catches a touchdown pass under pressure from Arizona Wildcats cornerback Shaquille Richardson in the second half of the 87th annual Territorial Cup at Sun Devil Stadium. Arizona State defeated Arizona 58-21.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 5000iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual Arizona State Sun Devils wide receiver Jaelen Strong (21) celebrates his touchdown against the Arizona Wildcats in the second half of the 87th annual Territorial Cup at Sun Devil Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 5000iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual
Arizona State Sun Devils wide receiver Jaelen Strong (21) celebrates his touchdown against the Arizona Wildcats in the second half of the 87th annual Territorial Cup at Sun Devil Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 5000iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual Arizona State Sun Devils defensive tackle Will Sutton celebrates with the trophy after defeating the Arizona Wildcats in the 87th annual Territorial Cup at Sun Devil Stadium. Arizona State defeated Arizona 58-21.

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Arizona State Sun Devils defensive tackle Will Sutton celebrates with the trophy after defeating the Arizona Wildcats in the 87th annual Territorial Cup at Sun Devil Stadium. Arizona State defeated Arizona 58-21.

Next up is my blog from the Pac-12 Championship game between the Stanford Cardinal and Arizona State Sun Devils.


 
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