Arizona rallies to top Nevada in the New Mexico Bowl

5:04 PM, Dec 15, 2012   |    comments
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Albuquerque, NM (Sports Network) - Matt Scott hit Terrence Miller in the end zone with 19 seconds left to lift Arizona to a 49-48 win over Nevada in the New Mexico Bowl.

The Wildcats trailed 48-35 with 1:48 to go, but Scott quickly led Arizona down the field in just over a minute to pull within 48-42. After the Wolfpack were flagged for pass interference, Scott found Austin Hill in the end zone for a 2-yard score.

Arizona then recovered a fumble on an onside kick with just 42 seconds remaining. Scott found Garic Wharton running down the seam for a 28-yard gain before connecting with Hill down the right sideline for a 21-yard pick up to put the ball at the Nevada 2-yard line with 22 seconds to play.

Scott then dropped back and hit Miller on a slant route in the end zone with 19 ticks showing to tie it up, and John Bonano's extra point gave the Wildcats the decisive advantage.

Cody Farjaro was intercepted on Nevada's first play of the ensuing touch and Arizona took a knee to run off the remaining seconds.

Scott was 28-of-46 passing for 374 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions while also rushing for a score. Ka'Deem Carey carried the ball 28 times for 172 yards and three touchdowns and Austin Hill caught eight passes for 175 yards and two touchdowns for the Wildcats (8-5), who got their first bowl win since beating then-No. 16 BYU 31-28 in the 2008 Las Vegas Bowl.

Fajardo was 22-of-31 passing for 256 yards, three touchdowns and two picks and also picked up 140 yards rushing and score. Stefphon Jefferson carried the ball 35 times for 185 yards and two touchdowns and Richy Turner caught six passed for 97 yards and a score for Nevada (7-6), which dropped five of its last six games.

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