No. 2 – Arizona knocks ASU out of the Rose Bowl Pt. 2
When: November 23, 1985
Outcome: Arizona won 16-13
Where: Tempe, AZ
The rivalry game where the legend of Arizona kicker Max Zendejas was born!
The Sun Devils came into this one at 8-2 on the year with a great chance at making the Rose Bowl, And from the start, ASU looked motivated as they jumped out to a 13-3 lead that would put pressure on the Wildcats.
Luckily, Arizona wouldn’t go down without a fight as the team would do what they tend to do best, Bear Down!
The rally started when ASU muffed a punt deep in their own territory, which subsequently led to a touchdown from Arizona’s Don Be’Ans as he fell on the football in the end zone to pull the Cats within three points.
Later, Zendejas would tie the game at 13-13 after connecting on a 53-yard field goal attempt with 5:29 remaining.
Needing more late-game heroics, Arizona would rely on their kicker once more as Zendejas came up big again, this time booting a 32-yard field with 1:43 remaining to complete the Arizona comeback, officially knocking ASU out of the Rose Bowl for the second time in four years.