Even the mascots were heated during the Arizona-Arizona State rivalry game.

The 2022 edition of the Duel in the Desert series featured an on-field scuffle, 17 penalties, and a mascot duel. 5 players were ejected for the scuffle at the end of the game.

The Wildcats were able to hold on and secure a 38-35 victory over the rival Sun Devils. The win marks Arizona’s 1st win in the series since the 2016 season.

The loss marks the end of a disappointing season for the Sun Devils, who finished 3-9. The Wildcats ended up falling just short of bowl eligibility with a final record of 5-7.