Governor-elect Ducey rooting for ASU to beat UA in Territorial Cup

Nov 28, 2014, 6:30 AM | Updated: 6:30 am

PHOENIX — Just like a lot of Arizonans, the state’s next Governor is going to take a break today. He’ll be watching football.

Governor-elect Doug Ducey is an ASU graduate who actually cheers for the Arizona Wildcats.

Well, usually.

“I was actually asked on Twitter if I ever root for The University of Arizona,” Ducey said. “I responded that I root for The University of Arizona every weekend except for one. This one. Go Devils!”

This year’s battle for the Territorial Cup will be especially meaningful, as both teams are ranked in the top 25 entering their matchup for the first time since 1986. The Sun Devils are ranked No. 13 nationally, while the Wildcats are No. 11.

Ducey said the annual Duel in the Desert football game between ASU and UA is another great thing about living in Arizona.

“It’s something that brings the state together to watch a great football game, and I know that this year is going to be no different,” he said.

Ducey predicts today’s game is going to be a nail-biter, with ASU retaining the Territorial Cup by seven points.

The game will kick off at Arizona Stadium in Tucson at 1:30 p.m.

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Governor-elect Ducey rooting for ASU to beat UA in Territorial Cup