Arizona earns Pac-12 South title with 42-35 win over Arizona State

Nick Wilson
Arizona running back Nick Wilson breaks into the clear on a 72-yard touchdown run against Arizona State in the third quarter Friday.
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Nick Wilson ran for 178 yards and three touchdowns and No. 11 Arizona claimed the Pac-12 South title by holding on for a 42-35 victory over No. 13 Arizona State on Friday.

Arizona (10-2, 7-2 Pac-12) needed to beat its biggest rival and have Stanford knock off No. 9 UCLA to win the Pac-12 South.

The Cardinal took care of the first part by rolling over the Bruins. The Wildcats handled their end with a stream of big plays and a final defensive stand.

Arizona moves on to face No. 3 Oregon in the Pac-12 Championship game, Dec. 5 at Levi’s Stadium in the Bay Area.


Arizona State (9-3, 6-3,) got a spark by replacing Taylor Kelly with Bercovici, but a final drive stalled at Arizona’s 40-yard line.

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