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Wilson runs for 3 TDs, No. 12 Arizona beats No. 13 Arizona State 42-35 to win Pac-12 South

  • Arizona running back Nick Wilson (28) scores a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Arizona State, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

    Arizona running back Nick Wilson (28) scores a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Arizona State, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)  (The Associated Press)

  • Arizona State wide receiver Jaelen Strong (21) makes a diving catch during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Arizona, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

    Arizona State wide receiver Jaelen Strong (21) makes a diving catch during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Arizona, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)  (The Associated Press)

  • Arizona safety Anthony Lopez (28) celebrates after recovering a fumble for a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Arizona State, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

    Arizona safety Anthony Lopez (28) celebrates after recovering a fumble for a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Arizona State, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)  (The Associated Press)

Nick Wilson ran for 178 yards and three touchdowns and No. 12 Arizona claimed the Pac-12 South title by holding on for a 42-35 victory over No. 13 Arizona State on Friday.

Arizona (10-2, 7-2 Pac-12, CFP No. 11) needed to beat its biggest rival and have Stanford knock off No. 9 UCLA to win the Pac-12 South.

The Cardinal took care of the first part by rolling over the Bruins. The Wildcats handled their end with a stream of big plays and a final defensive stand.

Arizona moves on to face No. 3 Oregon in the Pac-12 Championship game, Dec. 5 at Levi's Stadium in the Bay Area.

Arizona State (9-3, 6-3, CFP No. 13) got a spark by replacing Taylor Kelly with Bercovici, but a final drive stalled at Arizona's 40-yard line.