The Territorial Cup is returning to prime time

Posted at 11:25 AM, Jun 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-01 16:35:01-04

After two straight matinee matchups, the annual Territorial Cup matchup between the Arizona State Sun Devils and Arizona Wildcats is returning to prime time.

The 2016 game between ASU and UA will begin at 7:30 p.m. Arizona time in Tucson on Friday, Nov. 25 (the day after Thanksgiving) and will be broadcast on ESPN, the Pac-12 revealed Wednesday. It will be the first evening matchup between the two teams since 2013, when ASU routed UA 58-21 in Tempe.

ASU reclaimed the Territorial Cup from UA with a 52-37 victory in a day game in Tempe last year. The Wildcats beat the Sun Devils 42-35 in a matinee matchup in Tucson one year earlier in a win that clinched the Pac-12 South division title for Arizona.

The Sun Devils are 3-1 against the Wildcats since head coaches Todd Graham and Rich Rodriguez were hired at ASU and UA, respectively, before the 2012 season. 

Both schools also revealed start times and TV listings for their 2016 non-conference games. Click here for ASU's schedule, and click here for UA's schedule