Territorial Cup win helps ASU send off foundation-setting senior class

Arizona State's senior class won a lot of football games and helped establish a culture that Todd Graham believes will springboard the Sun Devils to high level success in the future.

Though Arizona State entered the 2015 season with lofty expectations that were largely unfulfilled, its victory over Arizona in the 89th edition of the Territorial Cup is worth a lot of goodwill in the Sun Devil community. 

The win, and how ASU has responded in recent weeks after losing three close games in a row can easily be perceived as an emblem of the program's culture, which has been established in large part due to the work of and attitude of a senior class that was honored on at Sun Devil Stadium on Saturday. 

"I'm so grateful to [the seniors] because it's a great time to be a Sun Devil," ASU coach Todd Graham said. "We didn't hit the mark where we wanted to this year, but that one heals you up quite a bit. I liked that one. That was worth about five wins there, at least that's what all the fans say when I talk to them.

"But this group of seniors have really laid a great foundation, and we're going to have a brand-new stadium here in a very short period of time. A new sports complex, shows unbelievable commitment, the leadership here, Dr. Crow, and Ray Anderson, man, we've got a chance to do some really special things."

The accompanying video is Graham providing his perspective on the significance of the win and ASU's culture, and includes Territorial Cup highlights. 


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