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ASU vs. Arizona: Time, TV schedule, odds and how to watch

Everything you need to know to prep for Arizona and ASU in one of the most important Duel in the Deserts in ... how long?

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Friday is the first time Arizona and Arizona State have met as ranked teams to play for the Territorial Cup since 1986. It's the first time the Wildcats and Sun Devils have met with nine wins apiece since 1975. Two top-15 ranked teams clash in the 2014 Duel in the Desert with a Pac-12 Championship on the line, so long as the Stanford Cardinal knock off the top-10 UCLA Bruins at around the same time.

Easy enough.

No pressure or anything.

Rich Rodriguez and Todd Graham have done more than build their teams into the national conversation in less than three years on the job -- they've built two football programs to that point at the same time. For teams in locales that have admittedly been subjected to the fair weather fan treatment in their more recent histories, that's impressive.

There's not much fair weather about the rivalry, which is why this game is oh-so-important. This isn't Nick Foles' last team digging into the Sun Devils under Tim Kish in 2011. This is a fat Arizona squad coming off a healthy beating of the Utah Utes that is looking to avoid last year's fate, when it put together a disappointing effort in a 58-21 loss that could have pushed the Wildcats to an eight-win regular season.

So is there urgency? Rodriguez, after all, hasn't beaten his former assistant, Graham, in the first two seasons of his Arizona tenure. Nine wins is nice, but 10 gets that monkey off Rodriguez's back, all while giving the Wildcats one of their best regular overall seasons, ever.

Time

1:30 p.m. MST

TV

FOX

Odds

Arizona opened as 2.5-point favorites, according to OddsShark.com.

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College football schedule

Thu, Nov 27, 2014
7:30 PM ET
ESPN
LSU at Texas A&M
7:30 PM ET
FS1
(5) TCU at Texas
Fri, Nov 28, 2014
11:00 AM ET
ESPNU
Northern Illinois at Western Michigan
12:00 PM ET
CBSS
Houston at SMU
12:00 PM ET
ABC
Nebraska at Iowa
12:00 PM ET
FS1
Western Kentucky at (24) Marshall
12:00 PM ET
ESPN2
UCF at South Florida
1:00 PM ET
ESPN3
Toledo at Eastern Michigan
1:00 PM ET
ESPN3
Ball State at Bowling Green
1:00 PM ET
ESPN3
Buffalo at Massachusetts
1:00 PM ET
ESPN3
Akron at Kent State
2:30 PM ET
CBS
Arkansas at (17) Missouri
3:00 PM ET
ESPN3
Navy at South Alabama
3:30 PM ET
ABC
Stanford at (8) UCLA
3:30 PM ET
CBSS
Colorado State at Air Force
3:30 PM ET
FOX
(13) Arizona State at (11) Arizona
8:00 PM ET
ESPN
Virginia at Virginia Tech
8:30 PM ET
ESPNU
East Carolina at Tulsa
Sat, Nov 29, 2014
12:00 PM ET
SECN
(16) Georgia Tech at (9) Georgia
12:00 PM ET
ESPN2
Kentucky at (22) Louisville
12:00 PM ET
ESPNU
Illinois at Northwestern
12:00 PM ET
ABC
Michigan at (6) Ohio State
12:00 PM ET
FSN
North Texas at Texas-San Antonio
12:00 PM ET
BTN
Purdue at Indiana
12:00 PM ET
CBSS
Rice at Louisiana Tech
12:00 PM ET
ESPN
South Carolina at (21) Clemson
12:00 PM ET
FS1
West Virginia at Iowa State
12:00 PM ET
ESPNN
Cincinnati at Temple
1:00 PM ET
PAC12
(25) Utah at Colorado
12:30 PM ET
ESPN3
NC State at North Carolina
12:30 PM ET
ESPN3
Syracuse at Boston College
12:30 PM ET
ESPN3
Louisiana-Lafayette at Troy
2:00 PM ET
ESPN3
Texas State at Georgia State
2:00 PM ET
ESPN3
Idaho at Appalachian State
2:00 PM ET
ESPN3
New Mexico State at Arkansas State
3:30 PM ET
FOX
Notre Dame at USC
3:30 PM ET
ABC/ESPN2
(7) Baylor vs.
(Arlington)
Texas Tech
3:30 PM ET
ESPN
Florida at (3) Florida State
3:30 PM ET
ABC/ESPN2
(10) Michigan State at Penn State
3:30 PM ET
BTN
(18) Minnesota at (14) Wisconsin
3:30 PM ET
CBS
(4) Mississippi State at (19) Mississippi
3:30 PM ET
ESPNU
Rutgers at Maryland
3:30 PM ET
CBSS
San Jose State at San Diego State
4:00 PM ET
FS1
Kansas at (12) Kansas State
4:00 PM ET
SECN
Tennessee at Vanderbilt
4:00 PM ET
ESPNN
Connecticut at Memphis
4:30 PM ET
PAC12
BYU at Cal
6:00 PM ET
ESPN3
Louisiana-Monroe at Georgia Southern
7:00 PM ET
ESPNU
Wake Forest at Duke
7:00 PM ET
ESPN2
Pittsburgh at Miami (FL)
7:45 PM ET
ESPN
(15) Auburn at (1) Alabama
8:00 PM ET
ABC
(2) Oregon at Oregon State
10:15 PM ET
ESPN2
Utah State at (23) Boise State
10:30 PM ET
FS1
Washington at Washington State
10:30 PM ET
ESPNU
Nevada at UNLV