A look back at some of the highlights and records set by Arizona at the 2012 Gildan New Mexico Bowl.
Arizona football battled back with a last-minute touchdown and a recovered onside kick to end the season with an 8-5 record.
Sophomore receiver Austin Hill led the Arizona awards with first-team All-Pac-12 honors.
Carey leads the nation in rushing yards per game (146.42) and ranks No. 2 nationally in total rushing yardage (1,757).
Arizona (7-5, 4-5 Pac-12) faces Nevada (7-5, 4-4 Mountain West) on Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Gildan New Mexico Bowl in Albuquerque, N.M. Kickoff is set for 11 a.m. (MST) on ESPN.
2012 Season in Photos
Arizona vs. Nevada
ASU at Arizona, AP Photos
Arizona football takes on Utah
Colorado at Arizona, Associated Press
2012: Started and played in 13 games at running back ... Named to eight All-America teams, including Walter Camp, The Sporting News and the Associated Press, to earn consensus All-America honors from the NCAA ... All-Pac-12 First-Team ... A member of the Maxwell Award Watch List ... College Football Performance Awards National Running Back of the Year ... College Football Performance Awards National Player of the Week and Pac-12 Player of the Week for his performance in the Colorado game ... A four-time Offensive Player of the Week, selected by the Arizona coaching staff ... The nation's leading rusher in yards per game (148.4) and total yards (1,929) ... Broke Trung Canidate's single-season school-record rushing mark of 1,602 yards from 1999 in the first quarter of the Arizona State game on Nov. 23 ... Against Colorado on Nov. 10, he broke the Pac-12 and UA single-game rushing records with 366 yards on the ground ... His 1,929 yards rank No. 5 in Pac-12 single-season history ... Carey's 24 touchdowns (23 rushing and one receiving) ranked No. 5 nationally and No. 1 in the Pac-12 while breaking the Arizona single-season rushing TD school record ... The first Wildcat to register back-to-back 200-plus yard rushing games (366 vs. Colorado, 204 at Utah) and is just the third to have multiple 200-yard games in his career ... Topped 100 yards rushing in 10 games, just a year after the Wildcats broke 100 yards as a team only five times in 12 contests in 2011 ... Finished the season with 2,248 all-purpose yards, falling one yard shy of Dennis Northcutt's single-season school record of 2,249 set in 1999.
2011: Played in 11 games as a true freshman running back ... Second on the club with 425 yards on 91 totes with team-best six scoring runs ... Ran for two scores at USC and at Colorado ... Season-best 67 yards on nine carries against UCLA, season-high 12 carries in both the Oregon and USC games ... Season-best three receptions for 45 yards and a score at USC, plus had a scoring catch at ASU ... Team's top kickoff return specialist with 26 attempts for 549 yards ... Had nine kickoff returns for 197 yards against Oregon, to set school records in both categories.
High School: Member of the PrepStar Dream Team ... Tacoma News-Tribune Western 100 ... Arizona Republic All-Arizona ... Arizona Republic First-Team 4A All-State ... Arizona Daily Star First-Team All-Southern Arizona ... Arizona Football Coaches' Association First-Team All-State Top 25, plus first-team 4A-I all-state and 4A-I all-conference ... MaxPreps Top-25 tailback ... Rushed for 1,754 yards and 26 touchdowns as a senior ... As a junior, ran the ball 224 times for 2,738 yards, 45 touchdowns, helping CDO compile a 14-0 record and win the 4A-I state championship.
Personal: Son of Tisha Carey and Jack Carey ... Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.
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