College Football Bowl Game Capsules
Matt Scott hit Tyler Slavin for a 2-yard touchdown 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 on a touchdown drive in just over a minute to pull his team within six points. After the Wolf Pack were flagged for pass interference, Scott found Austin Hill in the end zone for a 2-yard score with 42 seconds remaining. Arizona then recovered a fumble on the ensuing onside kick, and 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 pickup to put the ball at the Nevada 2-yard line with 22 seconds to play. Scott then dropped back and hit Slavin 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 Fajardo 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-47 passing for 382 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions while also rushing for a score. Ka'Deem Carey carried the ball 28 times for 173 yards and three touchdowns and 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 a score. Stefphon Jefferson carried the ball 34 times for 180 yards and two touchdowns, while Richy Turner caught six passes for 96 yards and a score for Nevada (7-6), which dropped five of its last six games to conclude the season. Zach Sudfeld, who was questionable for the game because of an illness, caught a pair of first quarter touchdowns for the Wolf Pack in the setback.