Oct. 6, 2012
PALO ALTO, Calif. - Josh Nunes passed for 360 yards with three touchdowns on the ground and two more through the air and No. 18 Stanford (4-1, 2-1 Pac-12) erased a 14-point deficit to defeat Arizona (3-3, 0-3 Pac-12) in overtime, 54-48, Saturday afternoon at Stanford Stadium.
Nunes tied the game up with a 3-yard touchdown run with just 45 seconds left in the game to send it to overtime.
In the extra period, the Stanford defense came up big after
Taylor rushed for a game-high 142 on 31 carries with two touchdowns as the two teams each pounded out an incredible 617 yards of total offense.
For the Wildcats, Scott passed for a career-high 491 yards with three touchdowns, while running back Ka'Deem Carey carried the ball 29 times for 132 yards and three touchdowns. Carey also hauled in seven catches for another 68 yards. Austin Hill finished with 11 catches and 165 yards with two touchdowns.
Stanford received the ball to start the game and the Cardinal put together an impressive 11-play 65 yard drive, capped off by an 11-yard touchdown toss by Nunes to Zach Ertz, giving Stanford the early 7-0 lead.
After a couple of stalled drives by each team,
Following a defensive stop, the Wildcats got a 33-yard field goal by John Bonano to take their first lead of the game, 10-7.
The lead lasted just a short time as Stanford drove 75 yards on its next possession and cashed in on a 13-yard touchdown pass from Nunes to Levine Toilolo, giving the Cardinal a 14-10 lead.
The Wildcats wasted little time after returning from halftime as they needed less than two minutes to put together a 7-play 75-yard drive, capped off by Carey's second touchdown of the afternoon to put the Cats back in front, 20-14.
Stanford answered once again as Nunes converted scored on a quarterback keeper from 2 yards out to give the Cardinal a one-point lead, 21-20.
The scoring flurry continued with Scott finding Hill for a 12-yard touchdown pass on
After a 90-yard drive by Stanford and a touchdown by
The Cardinal responded once again as Nunes hit Kelsey Young with a 55-yard touchdown pass on the very next drive to take the 34-33 lead after a missed two-point conversion.
The Wildcats answered to start the fourth quarter with a Carey 9-yard touchdown run and a converted two-point conversion from Scott to Hill, giving the Cats a 41-34 lead. After the
The Wildcats were just not able to come away with a defensive stop down the stretch as Stanford put together two straight drives with touchdown runs by Nunes to send the game to overtime.
The Wildcats have a bye week next Saturday before returning home to face nationally ranked
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