Oct. 18, 2012
TUCSON - CBSSports.com released its midseason college football honors and two members of the Arizona football team were recognized. Sophomore running back Ka'Deem Carey was named to the CBSSports.com Midseason All-America Second-Team while senior quarterback Matt Scott was named the Midseason Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year.
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 also has 21 catches for 220 yards in the air with one receiving touchdown. Carey averages 10.5 yards per catch and 36.7 receiving yards per game. 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. 3 in the Pac-12 and No. 19 in the NCAA in rushing and No. 1 in the Pac-12 and No.9 in the NCAA in scoring (11.0 points per game).
Scott has thrown for 2,099 yards, completing 186 of 289 attempts with just seven interceptions in six games started and played this season. He has connected on 13 touchdown passes and averages 349.8 passing yards per game. He averages 11.3 yards per completion and has completed 64.4 percent of attempts with a long of 47.
He has also rushed for 222 yards on 57 attempts with two touchdowns on the ground. He averages 3.9 yards per carry and 9.5 totes per game with a long of 21. This season, Scott has set career bests for passing yards in a game (491), passing touchdowns in a game (three, three times), attempts in a game (69) and completions in a game (45). His attempts and completions marks are also Arizona and Pac-12 records.
Arizona's rushing offense produces 183.0 yards per game and ranks No. 5 in the Pac-12. UA averages 551.3 yards per game in total offense to lead the Pac-12 and rank No. 4 in the NCAA. UA also averages 37.0 points per game to rank No. 3 in the league and No. 27 nationally.
Scott leads the Pac-12 and ranks No. 5 nationally in total offense with 386.8 yards per game. UA's passing offense, good for 368.3 yards per game, leads the conference and ranks fifth in the NCAA.
The Wildcats will return to action on Sat., Oct. 20 when they host Washington for Family Weekend at 7 p.m. at Arizona Stadium. The contest will be broadcast live on the Pac-12 Networks. Tickets are available at the McKale Center Ticket office, by visiting ArizonaWildcats.com or by calling 520-621-2287 or 1-800-452-CATS.