Oct. 12, 2012
TUCSON - Arizona football had 10 selections to highlight Phil Steele's Midseason All-Pac-12 Team, it was announced on Friday. The Wildcats boast 10 selections, second among the conference teams with Oregon and USC each having 11 honors.
Senior quarterback Matt Scott, senior center Kyle Quinn, junior linebacker Marquis Flowers and sophomore safety Jared Tevis earned first-team honors. Sophomore running back Ka'Deem Carey, sophomore receiver Austin Hill, sophomore offensive lineman Fabbians Ebbele and senior punter Kyle Dugandzic were named to the second-team list. Senior receiver Dan Buckner and junior linebacker Jake Fischer were third-team honorees.
Taking snaps from and being blocked by Quinn and Ebbele on the offensive line, Scott has thrown for 2,099 yards, completing 186 of 289 attempts. He has connected on 13 touchdown passes and averages 11.3 yards per completion with a long of 47. Scott has also rushed for 222 yards on 57 attempts with two touchdowns on the ground. This season, he has set career bests for passing yards in a game (491), passing touchdowns in a game (three, twice), attempts in a game (69) and completions in a game (45). His attempts and completions are Arizona and Pac-12 records. Scott leads the Pac-12 and ranks No. 4 nationally in total offense with 389.3 yards per game.
Through six games, Carey has accumulated 670 yards rushing on 126 carries. He has scored 10 touchdowns on the ground and averages 21 totes per game, 111.7 yards per game and 5.3 yards per carry. Carey has run for 100 yards or more in four games this season. He has set career bests for a majority of the significant offensive categories, including single-game carries (29), single-game rushing yards (147) and rushing yards in a season (670). Carey ranks No. 4 in the Pac-12 and No. 16 in the NCAA in rushing (111.7 yards per game) and No. 1 in the Pac-12 and TNo.9 in the NCAA in scoring (11.0 points per game).
Hill and Buckner have combined for seven of Arizona's 13 passing touchdowns this season. Hill leads the Wildcat receivers with 42 catches for 608 yards and an average of 14.5 yards per catch. He's scored five touchdowns and averages 101.3 yards per game. Buckner has 39 grabs for 513 yards and two touchdowns. He averages 85.5 yards per game and 13.2 yards per catch.
Defensively, Fischer leads the Arizona unit with 58 total tackles, including 3.5 for a loss of 13 yards, two forced fumbles and two recovered fumbles. Flowers is No. 2 on the team with 44 total tackles, including 6.5 for a loss of 26 yards, 2.5 sacks for a loss of 16 yards, two passes broken up and one forced fumble. Tevis has 42 total tackles, two interceptions returned for 32 yards, five passes broken up and three forced fumbles.
Dugandzic ranks No. 3 in the Pac-12 and No. 19 in the nation in punting with 44.4 yards per kick. He has 23 kicks on the year for a total of 1,022 yards and a season and career long of 70 yards. He boats five kicks of 50 yards or more with 10 landing inside the 20-yard line. He had a single-game best four kicks inside the 20-yard line, to go with his 70-yard punt, in the Oregon State game.
The Wildcats will return to the field on Sat., Oct. 20 to host Washington. Kick is set for 7 p.m. PT and will air on Pac-12 Networks.