No. 3 – Arizona knocks ASU out of the Rose Bowl Pt. 1
When: November 27, 1982
Outcome: Arizona won 28-18
Where: Tucson, AZ
Arguably one of the biggest wins in this rivalry, in my opinion, the Sun Devils were coming into this one 9-1 after losing to Washington the week prior that ruined their hopes of an undefeated season and the program’s first-ever National Championship. Instead, Arizona got in the way, playing spoiler to the Devils getting into the Rose Bowl.
Arizona quarterback Tom Tunnicliffe would play a terrific game, building a huge, 26-0 lead as Arizona ultimately cruised to the 28-18 victory and officially spoiling the Devils’ hopes of a Rose Bowl.
Although the Wildcats would finish the season with a 6-4-1 record and missed a bowl game, beating ASU certainly made up for the misfortunes here and closed out the season on a high for Wildcats fans!