Cardinal, Sun Devils to face off in Pac-12 title game - New York News

Cardinal, Sun Devils to face off in Pac-12 title game

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TEMPE, Ariz. -

Arizona State is getting a rematch against Stanford.

This time, the Sun Devils will be at home.

In a rematch of a September game filled with huge momentum swings, No. 7 Stanford will face No. 11 Arizona State in the Pac-12 Championship with a spot in the Rose Bowl on the line.

The Cardinal won the first game 42-28 by racing out to a 29-0 halftime lead and holding off the Sun Devils, who scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter.

Arizona State lost to Notre Dame two weeks later, but closed out the season with seven straight wins.

Stanford clinched the Pac-12 North after winning the Rose Bowl for the first time in 41 years last season.

Tempe officials are expected large crowds and lots of traffic on Saturday thanks to the game and numerous other public events in the area.

Other events include two NCAA women's basketball games at ASU, a swim festival and two showings of the musical "Evita." Plus there's the ASU Arts Festival on Mill Avenue.

City officials recommend that people traveling to Tempe arrival early and use park-and-ride lots and take light rail.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press modified.

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