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Wednesday November 22, 2000

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It doesn't get any bigger

When the UA football team plays host to Arizona State Friday afternoon at Arizona Stadium, there will be more on the line than just in-state bragging rights.

For the second straight season, the winner of the rivalry game - which dates back to 1899 - will earn a bowl berth with a 6-5 overall record.

"We're pretty much identical in records and identical in our seasons," senior linebacker Adrian Koch said. "It's going to be a clash of emotions, a clash of the state line on the respect level and (for) bragging rights for the rest of the year. It's a lifetime bragging right."

The Wildcats will be facing a Sun Devils team that has lost three straight conference games and subsequently fired its head coach, Bruce Snyder, last week.

Snyder said he has been avoiding becoming too emotionally involved in Friday's game.

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