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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 Tuscon under Rich Rodriguez, who finishes 8-5 in his first season as Arizona's helm. Currently, the Wildcats have the fourth-ranked recruiting class in the Pac-12 for 2013, according to Scout.com, and with a solid foundation in place, Arizona could be a challenge to USC and UCLA in the North next fall. Quote worthy ''You come down to the last two minutes or whatever it was and we don't make a play,'' Nevada coach Chris Ault said. ''It happened. It's reality.'' Draft him Nevada safety Duke Williams, projected as a fourth to fifth-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft by some publications, made six tackles and returned an interception 27 yards. Williams, a 6-1, 200 pounder, ended the year with 106 stops, including 5 1/2 for a loss. Until next year Carey has firmly established himself as one of the country's best running backs and will surely be an early Heisman Trophy candidate for 2013. In a sophomore season where the rushed for 1,757 yards and 20 TDs, Arizona has a good one to lead its high-powered attack. -- The Associated Press contributed to this report
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