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Hansen's Territorial Cup countdown, No. 4: Wildcats started 'Streak' in '82
Hansen’s Territorial Cup Countdown

Hansen's Territorial Cup countdown, No. 4: Wildcats started 'Streak' in '82

UA receiver Brad Anderson runs away to a touchdown during the Wildcats’ 1982 win over ASU.

All week, Star columnist Greg Hansen is counting down the five best Territorial Cup games of all time. Up next: No. 4.

Date: Nov. 27, 1982

Location: Arizona Stadium, Tucson

Score: Arizona 28, ASU 18

What went down: The No. 6 Sun Devils, 8-1-1, needed to beat 5-4-1 Arizona to go to the Rose Bowl. But the Wildcats burst to a 28-0 lead, keyed by two safeties from on-rushing lineman Joe Drake, in front of the largest crowd in UA history, 58,515. The win began “The Streak,” an 8-0-1 run of success against ASU.

UA quarterback Tom Tunnicliffe drops back to pass during the 1982 game.

UA placekicker Max Zendejas celebrates a score.

It was a full house when the Wildcats hosted ASU in 1982.

UA players celebrate the Wildcats’ 1982 upset win over ASU.

Arizona receiver Brad Anderson catches a pass during the UA-ASU football game.

A despondent Sun Devil buries his head in the turf during Arizona’s upset win over ASU in 1982.

Sun Devils fans annoy the woman at far right during the 1982 rivalry game between the schools.

Contact sports columnist Greg Hansen at 520-573-4362 or

On Twitter: @ghansen711

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