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Arizona Coaches Select Weekly Player Nods
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 09/02/2012
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Sept. 2, 2012


TUCSON ¨C Each week, Arizona football head coach Rich Rodriguez and his staff will select six Player of the Week honorees based on performance leading up to and including the game each week. The Wildcats earned a 24-17 OT victory Saturday night over Toledo. UA won its season opener for the fifth-straight season and the ninth time in the last 13 years. UA improved to 76©\26©\5 all©\time in season openers.

Offense: Matt Scott, Quarterback, Senior

Scott passed for a career-high 387 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winning score in overtime, to help lead Arizona to a season-opening victory over Toledo. Scott completed a career-best 30 passes on a career-high 46 attempts while adding 74 yards on 14 carries to set a new career high with 461 yards of total offense.

Defense: Jared Tevis, Safety, RS Sophomore

Tevis earned his first career start in Saturday¡¯s win against Toledo and logged career highs for solo (eight) and assisted (four) tackles. He ranked second among his defensive teammates for tackles recorded. He was part of a defense that accounted for 8.0 tackles for a loss of 29 yards and seven passes broken up and held the Rockets to less 3.8 yards gained per play and 358 yards of total offense.

Special Teams: Kyle Dugandzic, Punter, Senior

In Saturday¡¯s game, Dugandzic had four punts for 174 yards, including one touchback and one inside the 20. He averaged 43.5 yards per kick with a long of 48. He was also the holder for one field goal and three PAT kicks.

From the scout team, senior offensive lineman Eric Bender-Ramsay on offense, senior free safety Mark Watley on defense and junior running back Terris Jones on special teams were also honored for their effort during the Toledo preparations.

Arizona welcomes No. 19 Oklahoma State to Arizona Stadium on Sat., Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m. The game will be aired live on the Pac-12 Network. Tickets are available at the McKale Center Ticket office, by visiting ArizonaWildcats.com or by calling 520-621-2287 or 1-800-452-CATS.

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