Full New Mexico Bowl recap here
A Hollywood ending in Albuquerque.
When Arizona QB Matt Scott found WR Tyler Slavin with 19 seconds left, the Wildcats put the finishing touches on an impressive comeback to stun Nevada 49-48 in the New Mexico Bowl on Saturday.
Scott, a talented 6-foot-3 senior, completed two short TD throws in the final 46 seconds. Arizona recovered a late onside kick, and Scott led the Wilcats 51 yards in three plays for the winning score.
Nevada (7-6) forced three turnovers and took a 21-0 first-half lead but couldn't hold on.
What's to love?
Offense! Tons of it. The two teams combined 1,237 total yards -- the second most is bowl history. Arizona stud RB Ka'Deem Carey rushed for 172 yards while Nevada's talented back and the nation's second-leading rusher, Stefphon Jefferson, went off for 180. Scott and Wolfpack dual-threat QB Cody Fajardo tallied 638 yards passing and six scores between the two. Yep, offense.
What'd we learn?
The future is bright in Tus...