A fun, if not random, review of some superlative facts and figures from Arizona's regular season.
Nov. 27, 2012
2012 Arizona Football - By the Numbers
Tackles for loss allowed by the Wildcats in a 52-17 victory over Washington - the first such occurrence since a 19-14 win at Georgia Tech on Sept. 1, 1994.
Ka'Deem Carey's individual national ranking for total rushing yards (1,757).
Ranked teams Arizona has beaten in 2012 (59-38 vs. No. 18 Oklahoma State and 39-36 vs. No. 10 USC).
Consecutive games in which Jonathan McKnight recorded an interception (Oklahoma State, South Carolina State and Oregon).
Number of different Wildcat defenders with multiple forced fumbles this season (Jake Fischer - 3, Marquis Flowers - 3, Jared Tevis - 3, Tra'Mayne Bondurant
Rushing touchdowns scored by Ka'Deem Carey against Colorado, which set a single-game school record and tied the Pac-12 Conference record.
Ranked teams the Wildcats played over the first nine games this season (2-4 record).
Rich Rodriguez's win total in his first year at Arizona - the most in a Wildcat head coach's first season since Jim Young led UA to an 8-3 mark in 1973.
Arizona played eight home games (6-2 record) for only the third time in school history and the first since 1988.
Receiving touchdowns for Austin Hill, which is tied for seventh-most in single-season history at the school.
Number of different Wildcat players with a receiving touchdown this season.
Field goal tries for John Bonano over final seven games (made 10-of-11).
Consecutive games in which Austin Hill has two or more pass receptions.
Number of interceptions thrown by UA quarterbacks on 491 attempts this season (only once every 37.8 passes).
Passes broken up by Shaquille Richardson, which is second-most among all Pac-12 players.
Number of different Wildcat players to score a touchdown in 2012.
Total Wildcats to make their first career start during the 2012 season.
Number of different Wildcats to record a pass breakup this year.
Sacks allowed by UA's offense in 2012 (1.5 per game, fourth-fewest in Pac-12).
Number of players on each side of the ball to start a game in 2012 (38 total players).
Rushing touchdowns for Ka'Deem Carey - one shy of matching Art Luppino's single-season school record set in 1954.
Total Wildcats to register a tackle for loss this season.
Season-high for first downs gained by rushing set against South Carolina State on Sept. 15, a game in which UA established a new school and tied the Pac-12
mark with 43 total first downs.
Turnovers forced by the Wildcat defense this season.
Consecutive games started by sophomore offensive linemen Fabbians Ebbele and Mickey Baucus at right and left tackle, respectively.
Career starts for nose guard Sione Tuihalamaka, including 10 this season.
Yards per reception for Austin Hill against USC when rounding up (10-259 yards, 25.9 ypc) - a new school record for players with a minimum of 10 catches in
Passing touchdowns by UA quarterbacks this season.
Number of redzone drives this season that UA did not score a touchdown (44-for-72, 61%)
Career-high rushing attempts for Ka'Deem Carey set twice this season (at Stanford and vs. Washington).
Solo tackles for walk-on starting linebacker Sir Thomas Jackson (56 total tackles).
Longest pass of the year for B.J. Denker, a 31-yard touchdown toss to Sean Willet against South Carolina State.
Total plays (including returns) of 30-plus yards for the Wildcats this season.
Receptions for running back Ka'Deem Carey - third-most on the team.
Minimum number of points UA scored in nine of its 12 regular season games this season.
Pass attempts by Matt Scott in the second quarter alone at Stanford (23-35-0-195).
Fewer penalties committed by Arizona (79) than its opponents (115) this season.
Number of Dan Buckner's 59 receptions that resulted in a first down or touchdown (63%).
Total carries needed to rack up 438 rushing yards against Colorado - eighth-most in single-game school history.
Points scored in UA's win over No. 10 USC on Oct. 27, the school's first over the Trojans in Tucson since 1999.
More rushing first downs for Arizona (158) than its opponents (118).
More first downs gained by Arizona this season (350) than the previous school record (309 in 2011).
Total of Matt Scott's passing plays of 20-plus yards this season.
Number of combined times UA (9-for-20) and its opponents (10-for-23) went for fourth down conversions this year.
Arizona's percentage converting third downs (76-for-171).
Pass completions for Matt Scott at Stanford, which set new school and conference single-game records.
Length of John Bonano's longest field goal attempted and made this year (vs. Oklahoma State on Sept.8).
Ka'Deem Carey's longest reception this season (vs. Oregon State on Sept. 29).
Yards Jonathan McKnight returned an interception for a touchdown in upset of Oklahoma State on Sept. 8.
Points Arizona scored on seven consecutive offensive possessions against Colorado on Nov. 10.
More first downs gained by Arizona (350) than its opponents this season (300).
The Wildcats' total number of punts this season (4.25 per game).
Total number of Austin Hill's receptions that have resulted in a first down or touchdown (52-of-73, 71%).
Length of Matt Scott's touchdown pass to Austin Hill (vs. Washington on Oct. 20) - the longest scoring play through the air for Arizona this season.
Number of Ka'Deem Carey's rushes that have gone for 10-plus yards - most by a player in the nation.
Career receptions for senior receiver Terrence Miller, who played in just four games this season while battling various injuries. The UA is seeking an
extra year of eligibility for Miller, who never utilized a redshirt season in his career.
Games started this season by sophomores on UA's defense, the largest percentage of any class (42 percent).
Season-high rush attempts resulted in 292 yards against Arizona State in regular season finale.
Total touchdowns scored by the Wildcats this season, a modern day school record.
Points scored in upset victory over No. 18 Oklahoma State on Sept. 8, the most points the Wildcats have ever scored against a team ranked in the Associated
Press Top 25.
Austin Hill's longest reception of the year covered 60 yards, converting a third-and-22 from UA's own 16-yardline to set up the go-ahead touchdown in the
fourth quarter against USC on Oct. 27.
The number worn by backup guard Cayman Bundage, the only true freshman to play on offense for the Wildcats.
Tackles for loss registered by the Wildcat defense this year.
Length of Richard Morrison's punt return against Washington on Oct. 20, the longest of his career.
Receiving yards for FB/TE Taimi Tutogi, who doubled as a third-down pass-rush specialist on defense this season.
Season-low rushing yards gained by an opponent (South Carolina State on Sept. 15) against the Wildcats.
Number of carries for UA's backup running back, Daniel Jenkins (66-287, 2 TD).
Total offensive plays that have gained 20-plus yards for the Wildcats this season.
The percentage UA opponents scored touchdowns inside the red zone (38-for-56) this year.
Points scored by Wildcat opponents in the first quarter of games (outscored UA 69-56).
Kyle Dugandzic's longest punt of the season, recorded against Oregon State on Sept. 29.
Arizona's longest play of the season that did not result in a touchdown (Ka'Deem Carey rush vs. Colorado on Nov. 10).
Tackles recorded by former walk-on defensive back Jared Tevis this season, fourth-most on the team.
Arizona's longest scoring play of the season - a 73-yard rushing touchdown by Ka'Deem Carey in the season-opener against Toledo (Sept. 1).
Total tackles for sophomore "Spur" safety Tra'Mayne Bondurant, who had second-most tackles for loss (11.5).
Number of times opponents kicked off to the Wildcats this season.
Arizona's total third down conversions this season in 171 tries (44 percent).
Number of plays Stanford ran to collect 617 yards against the Wildcats on Oct. 6. Arizona gained the exact same yardage on a school and conference record
103 offensive plays (Stanford won 54-48 in overtime).
Total receptions among David Richards, Richard Morrison, Tyler Slavin and Garic Wharton.
Times Arizona was flagged for a penalty, the fifth-fewest in the Pac-12.
Percentage of Ka'Deem Carey's rushing yardage (1,413 of 1,757) that he gained in nine conference games (157.0 ypg).
Number of kickoffs for John Bonano, who tallied 37 touchbacks.
Opponent scoring percentage in the red zone (46-for-56) against the Wildcats.
Average number of plays Arizona's offense runs per game (999 in 12 games).
Total rushing attempts for UA in back-to-back wins over Colorado and Utah in November, combining for 758 rushing yards.
Number of first down runs for Ka'Deem Carey in 2012.
Pass completion percentage for B.J. Denker in first career start against Colorado (12-14-0-136, 2 TD).
Percentage of Arizona's points that are scored after the first quarter (56 of 447 points in first quarter this year).
Number of offensive plays UA ran in Rich Rodriguez's debut as head coach. The Wildcats totaled 624 yards against Toledo, one of three 600-plus yard
performances of the season.
Points allowed by Arizona in the third quarter of games, a period in which the Wildcats own a 149-89 scoring advantage.
Tackles on the season for junior linebacker Marquis Flowers, who converted from safety during fall camp.
Arizona's longest scoring drive by yards (91) came against Oregon State on Sept. 29.
Rushing attempts by Ka'Deem Carey over the last four regular season games in which he gained 796 yards (199.0 per game) or an average of 8.65 yards per
Average number of penalty yards per game for UA opponents this year.
Total rushing plays to gain 10 or more yards this season for the Wildcats.
Points scored by John Bonano this year, tied for 10th-most in single-season history.
Percentage of starts this season on defense from non-seniors (17 by freshmen, 56 by sophomores and 54 by juniors).
Total offense yards needed for Matt Scott to match Carson Palmer (3,820 yards in 2002) for the No. 8 spot in Pac-12 history for single-season total
Place-kicker John Bonano's percentage on PAT tries this season (51-for-52). His miss in the final regular season game was the first of his career
An average receiving game for Austin Hill, who ranks third in the Pac-12 and 12th nationally in receiving yards per game.
A potpourri of 100-yard nuggets: Ka'Deem Carey has topped 100 yards rushing a Pac-12-leading nine times this season, including in seven of the nine
conference games played. Should he reach the century mark in UA's bowl game, he will tie Trung Canidate (10 in 1999) for the school record for most
100-yard rushing games in a season ... Carey's 146.4 rushing yards per game lead all FBS rushers ... As a team, UA has rushed for 100 yards in a game in 11 of
12 contests, one year removed from just five such performances in 2011. In fact, the Wildcats improved their per-game rushing average 135.9 yards from last
year to this season ... Receiver Austin Hill has four 100-yard receiving games this season and five in his career. He is one tick shy of averaging 100 yards
per game ... Against USC on Oct. 27, Matt Scott (15-100, TD) became the first Wildcat quarterback to rush for 100 yards since Ortege Jenkins (11-104) against
UCLA in 2000.
Other notable numbers
Matt Scott's career rushing total, which ranks as the second-most in school history for a quarterback (Ronnie Veal, 1,419 yards from 1987-90).
Total receiving yards for Austin Hill on the season. The figure currently ranks as fourth-most single-season receiving yards in program history.
Total rushing yards for Ka'Deem Carey this year. The mark is a new single-season school record (surpassed Trung Canidate's 1,602 in 1999) and the most ever
gained by a sophomore in the Pac-12 (surpassed Oregon's LaMichael James' 1,731 yards in 2010). The total also ranks as the 10th-most rushing yards gained
in a single season by any player in the conference.
Total all-purpose yards gained by Ka'Deem Carey in 2012. The sophomore is just the third player in school history to collect 2,000 all-purpose yards in a
season and he is 189 yards shy of breaking receiver/returner Dennis Northcutt's school-record 2,249 yards gained in 1999.
Career rushing total for Ka'Deem Carey. The tally already ranks as 11th-most in school history.
Arizona's season rushing total is the most it has ever gained in a season since joining the Pac-10/12 in 1978.
Combined rushing/receiving yards gained by Ka'Deem Carey and Austin Hill. The duo is 79 yards shy of breaking the 3,024 yards collected by the other most
prolific rushing/receiving tandem in school history set in 1999 - Trung Canidate (1,602 rushing) and Dennis Northcutt (1,422 receiving).
Season passing yardage total for Matt Scott ranks as the third-most passing yards in UA single-season history.
Arizona season passing yardage total is the fourth-most in single-season school history.
Career passing yards for Matt Scott, which ranks No. 10 in program history.
Career total offense for Matt Scott. The figure ranks eighth all-time at Arizona.
Season total offense marks the first time in program history the Wildcats have posted a 6,000-yard season. The previous school record was 5,712 set in