Albuquerque, NM (Sports Network) - Matt Scott hit Tyler Slavin for a 2-yard
touchdown with 19 seconds left to lift Arizona to a 49-48 win over Nevada in
the New Mexico Bowl. The Wildcats trailed 48-35 with 1:48 to go, but Scott
quickly led Arizona on a touchdown drive in just over a minute to pull his
team within six points. After the Wolf Pack were flagged for pass
interference, Scott found Austin Hill in the end zone for a 2-yard score with
42 seconds remaining. Arizona then recovered a fumble on the ensuing
onside kick, and Scott found Garic Wharton running down the seam for a 28-
yard gain before connecting with Hill down the right sideline for a 21-yard
pickup to put the ball at the Nevada 2-yard line with 22 seconds to play.
Scott then dropped back and hit Slavin on a slant route in the end zone with
19 ticks showing to tie it up, and John Bonano's extra point gave the Wildcats
the decisive advantage. Cody Fajardo was intercepted on Nevada's first play
of the ensuing touch and Arizona took a knee to run off the remaining seconds.
Scott was 28-of-47 passing for 382 yards, three touchdowns and two
interceptions while also rushing for a score. Ka'Deem Carey carried the ball
28 times for 173 yards and three touchdowns and Hill caught eight passes
for 175 yards and two touchdowns for the Wildcats (8-5), who got their first
bowl win since beating then-No. 16 BYU 31-28 in the 2008 Las Vegas Bowl.
Fajardo was 22-of-31 passing for 256 yards, three touchdowns and two picks
and also picked up 140 yards rushing and a score. Stefphon Jefferson carried
the ball 34 times for 180 yards and two touchdowns, while Richy Turner
caught six passes for 96 yards and a score for Nevada (7-6), which dropped
five of its last six games to conclude the season. Zach Sudfeld, who was
questionable for the game because of an illness, caught a pair of first
quarter touchdowns for the Wolf Pack in the setback.
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