College Bowl Games: Arizona overcomes Nevada, 49-48
December 15, 2012
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Matt Scott threw two short touchdown passes in the final 46 seconds and college football’s postseason started with a wild one when Arizona rallied past Nevada 49-48 Saturday in the New Mexico Bowl.
Arizona (8-5) recovered an onside kick in the final minute, setting up Scott’s 2-yard toss to Terrence Miller with 19 seconds left for the winning score.
Scott threw for 382 yards and overcame two interceptions. The nation’s rushing leader, Ka’Deem Carey, gained 172 yards for the Wildcats.
Cody Fajardo threw for three touchdowns and ran for another score to lead the Wolf Pack (7-6). He had 256 yards passing and 140 yards rushing.
Stefphon Jefferson, the nation’s second-leading rusher, ran for 180 yards for Nevada.
BOISE, Idaho – Utah State running back Kerwynn Williams was having a quiet day when things took a turn for the worse in the fourth quarter when he fumbled deep in his own territory.
As it has all season, the Aggies’ defense did its job, holding Toledo to a field goal that cut the lead to 13-9 with 7:28 to go. Then Williams atoned for his mistake.
On the next possession, Williams broke through the defense and raced 63 yards for a touchdown. On the next two possessions, the senior was unstoppable, ripping off a 56-yard run and scoring TDs on runs of 5 and 25 yards, all within a span of less than 4 minutes to lift No. 18 Utah State to a 41-15 victory over Toledo in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on Saturday.
“When stuff like that happens you have to have a short memory,” Williams said about the fumble. “You can’t change it. I just knew the next opportunity for me, I needed to make a big play.”
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