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TUCSON, Ariz. Aaron Altherr Jersey . -- Arizona State has battled injuries and inconsistency through the worst season the Sun Devils have had under coach Todd Graham.Arizona has been hit just as hard by injuries and is in the midst of its worst season under Rich Rodriguez.The rivals end the regular season Friday night in the Territorial Cup, so you know what comes next.This is one of those must-wins on your schedule, Graham said. You can throw all the records out. It doesnt matter.Rivalry week may bring out the cliches, but it also brings out the best in both teams.And there is still something to play for on both sides of the ball.Arizona State (5-6, 2-6 Pac-12), despite all that has gone wrong this season, still has a shot to become bowl eligible. The Sun Devils have gone to bowl games five straight seasons, including all four that Graham has coached.Arizona (2-9, 0-8) is looking more at avoidance than reaching a goal.The Wildcats have lost eight straight games, their longest streak since 2003, and are trying to avoid their first winless conference season since 1957, when they went 0-4 in the Border Conference.And, like the Sun Devils, a win in the Territorial Cup will wash away at least some of the disappointment from this season.As I told the team, and the upperclassmen certainly understand, it is the biggest game we play every year, regardless of what is at stake, Rodriguez said. Some years there has been a lot at stake, but for us, it is a rivalry school. We have one of the greatest rivalries in college sports, so I think as tough as the season has been, playing ASU certainly gives our guys something to really work hard for this week and try to achieve Friday night.A few more things to look for when Arizona State plays at Arizona Friday night:---THE TERRITORIAL CUP: The Territorial Cup is recognized by the NCAA as the nations oldest rivalry trophy game. The first game between Grand Canyon State rivals came on Thanksgiving Day in 1899, when Arizona State was known as the Arizona Territorial Normal School. The teams have played annually every year since 1946, and the silver cup presented to the winner has been awarded to the winner every year since 2001. Arizona leads the all-time series 48-40-1, with the home team winning each of the last three games.ARIZONAS QB: The Wildcats have had five different players throw a pass this season, thanks to a slew of injuries. The question of who will start continues after Anu Solomon suffered a foot injury against Oregon State last week. Solomon made his first start since Sept. 3 but came out of the game in the second quarter after being sacked. He is listed as questionable on Arizonas injury report, so the Sun Devils will have to prepare for him or Brandon Dawkins, who threw for 305 yards, ran for 78 and accounted for three touchdowns against the Sun Devils last season.NUMBERSA victory would be Grahams 40th at Arizona State. ... Arizonas Nate Phillips has a catch in 44 straight games. ... Arizona State is last in the FBS in passing defense for the second straight season, allowing 382.9 yards per game. ... Arizona is 112th in total defense, giving up 467.3 yards per game.---More AP college football at and Dave Cash Jersey .In my heart and mind Im competing for India, luge competitor Shiva Keshavan told The Associated Press in an email interview. Every day Im flooded with messages from Indians all over the world telling me they are supporting me. Richie Ashburn Jersey . Clarke was injured while practicing on the Doha Golf Club range after the pro-am on Tuesday. The Northern Irishman arrived at the course on Wednesday hoping to start, but after hitting a few balls on the practice putting green Clarke advised officials he was not fit to play. . Q: Team Canada announces their Olympic roster three weeks from today. Who is general manager Steve Yzerman watching? LeBrun: Over the last 48 hours, hes taken in the home-and-home between the Dallas Stars and Colorado Avalanche with Jamie Benn and Matt Duchene being the obvious targets.Trainer Michael Bell is confident Big Orange will run a massive race in Tuesdays Melbourne Cup after faring well in the all-important barrier draw. The dual Goodwood Cup hero finished fifth in the Flemington showpiece last year from stall 23 and the Newmarket handler admitted to being thrilled after receiving a far more favourable starting berth this time around in stall seven.He said: Were absolutely delighted. Its obviously a much better position than last year and we think the horse is in better shape than he was 12 months ago.Its got to be a positive weve drawn a low number when you consider how well he ran from a wide draw last year and were very much looking forward to the race.We just need the rain stay away - the track is riding quick today which would have suited him - and Im sure hell run a massive race.There were mixed results for British and Irish challengers overall.Charlie Applebys Oceanographer, who confirmed his place in the 24-strong field with a last-gasp victory in the Lexus Stakes earlier in the day, will break from stall 11, with Geelong Cup-winning stable companion Qewy in sstall 15. Dave Hollins Jersey. A formidable Godolphin squad also includes the Saeed bin Suroor-trained pair of Beautiful Romance (stall one) and Secret Number (stall 10) and John OSheas ante-post favourite Hartnell (stall 12).Aidan OBriens Bondi Beach fared best of the Irish contingent, with connections drawing stall five.However, Tony Martins Ebor winner Heartbreak City and the Willie Mullins-trained Irish St Leger hero Wicklow Brave are widest of all in stalls 23 and 24 respectively.Mullins said: Its not the stall youd pick, but what can you do?He did it in the County Hurdle, coming widest of all and winning well, so Im hoping lightning can strike twice.Its not ideal, but the horse is in great shape and were focusing on the positives.Ciaron Mahers Caulfield Cup heroine Jameka appears well positioned in stall three.Sky Bet are paying six places on each-way bets in the Emirates Melbourne Cup Also See: Live results service Full racecards Get Sky Sports £10 completely free bet! 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