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Territorial rout: Arizona State blows out rival Arizona 70-7

Arizona State made a mockery of the annual Territorial Cup game from the opening kick return and never looked back.
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Arizona State tight end Curtis Hodges (86) in the second half during an NCAA college football game against Arizona, Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

TUCSON, Ariz. — D.J. Taylor returned the opening kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown and Arizona State scored twice in the opening 56 seconds to rout rival Arizona 70-7.

Arizona State made a mockery of the annual Territorial Cup game from the opening kick return, capitalizing on a string of Arizona turnovers to build a 35-0 lead by early in the second quarter. 

Freshman DeaMonte Trayanum converted an opening Arizona fumble into a 4-yard TD run 56 seconds after Taylor’s TD return and the Sun Devils piled on one score after another.