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Arizona Coaches Select Weekly Player Nods
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: October 08, 2012
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Oct. 8, 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 fell to Stanford, 54-48 in overtime, Saturday night at Stanford Stadium.

Co-Offense: Matt Scott, Senior, Quarterback

Matt Scott set a new career high and threw for the third-most yards in a single game at Arizona (491) on 45-of-69 completions with three touchdowns (tied career high) and one interception. His completions and attempts are both single-game school records as well as Pac-12 Conference records. Scott connected with nine different receivers, including Austin Hill who had a game-high 11 grabs for 165 yards and Johnny Jackson who hauled in a career-high 10 receptions.

Scott leads the Pac-12 and ranks fourth nationally in total offense with 386.8 yards per game. On the season, he has thrown for 2,099 yards on 186-of-289 attempts and 13 touchdowns.

Co-Offense: Ka'Deem Carey, Sophomore, Quarterback

Ka'Deem Carey rushed for 132 yards on 29 carries for three touchdowns. He had a long run of 13 yards and an average of 4.6 yards per carry. Saturday's game marked his fourth of the season with 100 rushing yards or more. He also pulled in seven catches for 68 yards and a long of 24.

Carey ranks fourth in the Pac-12 and 16th nationally in rushing with an average of 111.7 yards per game. He leads the conference in scoring and ranks tied for ninth nationally with 11 points per game. On the season, he has totaled 670 yards rushing, 220 yards receiving and 11 total touchdowns.

Defense: None

Special Teams: None

Freshman offensive lineman Zach Hemmila was named the UA Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week.

The Wildcats have a bye week for Sat., Oct. 13. UA returns to the field on Sat., Oct. 20 to host Washington at Arizona Stadium.

Arizona Team/Individual Single-Game Records Broken/Tied At Stanford

Individual AND Team Pass Attempts (also both Pac-12 records)
69 – Matt Scott, at Stanford
Previous record: 61, Willie Tuitama, at California, 9/22/2007
Previous Pac-12 record: 68, Steve Smith (completed 39), Stanford vs. Notre Dame, 1989

Individual AND Team Pass Completions (also both Pac-12 records)
45 – Matt Scott, at Stanford
Previous record: 42, Willie Tuitama, at California, 9/22/2007
Previous Pac-12 record: 43, Rich Campbell (53 attempts), California vs. Florida, 1980

Individual AND Team Consecutive In-Game Attempts Without An Interception
68 – Matt Scott, at Stanford
Previous record: 51, Nick Foles, vs. Stanford, 10/17/2009 and Nick Foles vs. Oklahoma State, 9/8/2011

Individual Total Offensive Plays (also ties Pac-12 record)
74 – Matt Scott (69 pass, 5 rush), at Stanford
Previous UA record: 67, Willie Tuitama, at California, 9/22/2007
Current Pac-12 Record: 74, Danny O’Neil, Oregon vs. Penn State, 1995 Rose Bowl; 74, Drew Bledsoe, Washington State vs. Montana, 1992

Team Total Offensive Plays (also a new Pac-12 record)
103 – at Stanford (34 rush, 69 pass)
Previous record: 102, vs. South Carolina State (56 rush, 46 pass), 9/15/2012
Previous Pac-12 record: 102 – Oregon vs. Oregon State, 2011; 102 – California vs. San Jose State, 1968; 102 – Arizona vs. South Carolina State, 2012

Team Total Offense Yards Gained In A Pac-10/12 Game
617 – at Stanford (126 rushing, 491 passing)
Previous record: 595, at California (4 overtimes, 177 rushing, 418 passing), 11/2/1996

Team Combined First Downs
65 – at Stanford (UA – 38, Stanford – 27)
Previous record: 63, vs. USC (UA – 37, USC – 26), 10/1/2011

Team Passing First Downs (ties school record and Pac-12 conference game record)
25 – at Stanford
Other record: 25, vs. USC, 10/1/2011
Other Pac-12 record: 25 – Arizona State vs. Washington State, 1989

Other Close Marks (school single game rank)

Individual AND Team Passing Yards (No. 3)
491 – Matt Scott, at Stanford
Current records:
510 – Willie Tuitama, at Washington, 10/27/2007
492 – Jason Johnson, at California, 11/16/2002

Individual Total Offense Yards (No. 3)
485, Matt Scott, at Stanford
Current records:
517 – Willie Tuitama, at Washington, 10/27/2007
502 – Keith Smith, at California, 11/2/1996

Team Total Offense Yards (No. 4)
617 – at Stanford
Current records:
691 – vs. New Mexico, 10/25/1969
689 – vs. South Carolina State, 9/15/2012
624 – vs. Toledo, 9/1/2012

Combined passing yards gained by opposing players (No. 3)
851 – Matt Scott (UA) and Josh Nunes (Stanford), at Stanford
Current records:
921 – Keith Smith (UA, 418) and Pat Barnes (California, 503), at California, 11/2/1996;
893 – Nick Foles (UA, 425) and Matt Barkley (USC, 468), at USC, 10/1/2011)

Team First Downs (No. 2)
38 – at Stanford
Current record:
43 – vs. South Carolina State, 9/15/2012



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