Nov. 11, 2012
TUCSON - Each week, Arizona football head coach Rich Rodriguez and his staff will select Player of the Week honorees based on performance leading up to and including the game each week. The Wildcats (6-4, 3-4 Pac-12) earned a Homecoming game win over Colorado, 56-31, on Saturday at Arizona Stadium.
Offense: Ka'Deem Carey, Sophomore, Running Back
Against the Buffs, Carey ran for 366 yards on 25 totes and five touchdowns. He also had two catches for 34 yards for a total of 400 all-purpose yards. His 366 rushing yards set a new Arizona and Pac-12 Conference single-game rushing record, breaking the previous UA best of 288 by Trung Canidate in 1998 and the previous league best of 357 by Washington State's Rueben Mayes in 1984.
Carey's 366 rushing yards are the most by any player in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) this season, surpassing New Mexico's Kasey Carrier's 341 yards against Air Force on Oct. 12. The total ranks No. 9 all-time for single-game yardage in the FBS and is the most since Central Michigan's Robbie Mixon collected 377 against Eastern Michigan on Nov. 2, 2002.
Special Teams: None
From the scout team, freshman quarterback Josh Kern and senior running back Elliot Taylor on offense, freshman defensive lineman Dwight Melvin and junior cornerback Justin Samuels on defense and freshman cornerback Shane Wilson on special teams were also honored for their efforts during the Colorado game preparations.
Arizona will travel for its final road game of the regular season with Saturday's 8 p.m. MST kick at Utah. The Wildcats will wrap their home slate on Fri., Nov. 23 with a contest vs. Arizona State. Kick time is set for 8 p.m. MST and will air on ESPN.