Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 10/18/12
irst name off the top of your head for Pac-12 midseason player of the year: go. Matt Barkley? The stats just aren't there, and USC has been a bit of a disappointment thus far. DeAnthony Thomas? Similarly unspectacular numbers, although he's more about doing "wow" things than producing big numbers. CBS Sports has another suggestion: Matt Scott. In the midseason college football awards that were handed out this week, Scott was recognized as the conference's midseason player of the year in his first year as the starting quarterback. And the numbers certainly back up that selection: The Arizona senior is averaging 349.8 passing yards a game with 13 touchdowns and six interceptions (to go along with 222 rushing yards and two more scores) for an offense that's averaging 37 points and a remarkable 551.3 yards a contest. While the Wildcats have lost three straight, it'd be unreasonable to pin any of that skid on Scott; UA has played four ranked teams in the last five games and in those ...
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