Oct. 28, 2012
TUCSON - University of Arizona senior quarterback Matt Scott has been named the Walter Camp Offensive Player of the Week, it was announced by the Walter Camp Football Foundation on Sunday. The Wildcats picked off their second ranked opponent of the season with Saturday's 39-36 victory over then-No. 10 USC.
Scott was 27-of-50 in passing and collected 369 yards and three touchdowns in the air while throwing just one interception. He also totaled 100 yards rushing on 15 carries and one score on the ground. Scott hit eight different receivers on Saturday with three hauling in TD passes. Sophomore Austin Hill was the target of the day for Scott with his 259 receiving yards and 10 catches.
Scott surpassed 300 passing yards for the fifth time this season and the sixth time in his career. His 100 yards rushing are a career best and he became the first UA quarterback to reach 100 rushing yards in a game since Ortege Jenkins had 104 yards on 11 carries in a 27-24 loss to UCLA in Tucson on Oct. 28, 2000.
Sophomore running back Ka'Deem Carey and Scott each turned in 100-yard rushing days, becoming the first pair of Wildcats to rush for 100 yards in the same game since Mike Bell and Gilbert Harris in a 52-14 upset against No. 7 UCLA on Nov. 5, 2005, at Arizona Stadium.
Scott's 369 passing yards pushes his career tally to 4,025, the 10th-most in school history. The yardage increases his season total to 2,724, which now ranks No. 6 all-time at Arizona. Scott's three touchdown throws improved his career tally to 26, surpassing Jim Krohn (24, 1976-79) for the No. 10 spot in program history. Scott now has 20 touchdowns on the season, which ties Marc Reed (1966) and Nick Foles (2010) for the fourth-highest single-season tally.
Scott's 469 yards of total offense rank as the fourth-most in a single game at Arizona and push his career total over the 5,000-yard mark to 5,022. Scott now has 3,089 yards of total offense this season, which ranks as the No. 3 single-season total at Arizona. Scott has four games over 400 yards of total offense this season to claim four of the top-10 spots in program history.
Arizona hits the road on Sat., Nov. 3 for a matchup at UCLA. The game is slated for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff and will air live on the Pac-12 Networks.