Sept. 16, 2012
TUCSON - For the second time this season, University of Arizona senior Matt Scott was named Honorable Mention Quarterback of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards, it was announced Sunday. Opening the season with a 3-0 record, the Wildcats shut out South Carolina State, 56-0, Saturday night at Arizona Stadium.
Scott threw for 288 yards on 30-of-36 passing attempts, collecting three scores in the air. He also logged 61 yards and a score on the ground. Scott's 10-yard rushing touchdown in the second quarter was his second in as many games (fourth of career).
Among Pac-12 players, he ranks No. 8 in rushing (63.3 yards per game), No. 3 in passing efficiency (156.65) and No. 1 in total offense (395 yards per game). Nationally, Scott sits at No. 31 in passing efficiency and No. 4 in total offense.
Against the Bulldogs on Saturday, a total of 12 Wildcats recorded a pass reception in the game, while eight finished with positive rushing yards. Eight players scored a touchdown, split between four rushing and four receiving.
Arizona has won five-straight games dating back to the final two contests of 2011, the school's longest win streak since winning the final seven games of the 1998 season. The Wildcats begin a season 3-0 for the second time in three years (started 4-0 in 2010). UA shut out an opponent (56-0) for the first time since Aug. 30, 2008, when they blanked Idaho, 70-0, in the season opener.
The Wildcats will make their first road trip of the season and open Pac-12 play facing the Oregon Ducks on Sat., Sept. 22, at Autzen Stadium. The game will kick off at 7:30 p.m. PT and air on ESPN.