TUCSON, Ariz. – University of Arizona junior running back Ka’Deem Carey is the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week, it was announced by the conference office on Monday. He is Arizona’s fifth conference weekly award winner this season.
Carey is now Arizona’s all-time leading rusher and career touchdowns leader. The Tucson, Ariz. native rushed for 206 yards and four touchdowns against No. 5 Oregon last Saturday, giving him 3,913 career rushing yards and 49 total touchdowns. He surpassed Trung Canidate (3,824 yards from 1996-99) for the rushing mark and Art Luppino (48 touchdowns from 1953-56) for the touchdown record. Added up, Carey owns 20 school records in single-game, season or career categories.
Carey punished the Oregon defense with 95 yards on 24 rushes to stake the Wildcats to a 28-9 halftime lead. He polished off a record-setting day with 24 more carries for 111 second-half yards as Arizona controlled the ball and prevented any chance of a Ducks’ comeback. The Wildcats owned a 35:29-24:31 edge in time of possession, its most significant advantage in a conference game under Rich Rodriguez. The 206 yards marked Carey’s fourth career 200-yard game (second this season)
Carey has rushed for 100 yards in a school-record 14-consecutive games, which leads all active FBS players and has tied the conference record held by Washington State’s Jerome Harrison (2004-05). According to ESPN.com, Carey and Harrison hold the longest such streak of any FBS player in the last 10 seasons.
Carey ended the weekend with 45 career rushing TDs, which is tied with USC’s Marcus Allen for seventh on the Pac-12's all-time list. Carey also passed Oregon State’s Jacquizz Rodgers for 10th on the Pac-12's all-time career rushing list.
Arizona returns to action for its final regular-season game of the season, a matchup with Arizona State, in Tempe on Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. MST. The game will air on Pac-12 Networks with Glenn Parker, Ted Robinson and Drea Avent calling the action. Saturday’s contest will also air on Arizona IMG Sports Network, KCUB 1290 AM in Tucson and Fox Sports 910 AM in Phoenix.For continued coverage of Arizona football, follow the team on Facebook at facebook.com/ArizonaFootball and on Twitter @ArizonaFBall.