Found December 12, 2012 on Throw The Flag:
The college football bowl season kicks off Saturday with a doubleheader led off by the Gildan New Mexico Bowl pitting the Mountain West Conference’s Nevada Wolfpack against the Arizona Wildcats of the Pac-12. There figure to be fireworks aplenty in Albuquerque as these two teams possess among the best offenses—and worse defenses—in the nation. Arizona (7-5, 4-5) started off strong this season under first-year head coach Rich Rodriguez, but once conference play started it became apparent the Wildcats weren’t quite among the elite of the Pac-12. Utilizing Rodriguez’s spread offense, the Wildcats can move the ball through the air behind the right arm of senior quarterback Matt Scott (3,238 yards, 24 TD’s); and on the ground with the nation’s leading rusher, Ka’Deem Carey. The sophomore running back ran for an FBS-best 1,757 rushing yards and scored 20 touchdowns during the regular season. Nevada counters with an elite rushing attack of its own led by Stefphon Jefferson. The junior runn...

Arizona's Scott makes wait pay off

(Eds: Updates with more details and quotes.) By JOHN MARSHALL AP College Football Writer Matt Scott entered his sophomore season as Arizona's starting quarterback, having no reason to believe it was anything but the start of three great years. Instead, it lasted three games. His job gone and his confidence almost shot, Scott decided to stick it out at Arizona, patiently waiting...

Gildan New Mexico Bowl: Stop, or Nevada will shoot!

Nevada Wolf Pack vs. Arizona Wildcats Dec. 15, 1 p.m., ESPN University Stadium (Albuquerque, N.M.) Line: Arizona -7.5 Behind dynamic quarterback Matt Scott and first-year Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez’s Spread ‘n’ Shread offense, the Wildcats find themselves back in a bowl game. Waiting for them in the Land of Enchantment: Nevada, led by veteran “Pistol Chris”...

Nevada vs. Arizona: Why Wildcats Will Cover Spread

Rick Scuteri-US PRESSWIRE The Wildcats are quite the offensive force and a team from the Mountain West conference is not going to slow them down. Arizona opens the game as one of the biggest favorites of the entire postseason (10-points). The main reason why is because Nevada has not seen the team speed in Arizona, and speed always kills when the competition takes step up. Quarterback...

New Mexico Bowl: Arizona-Nevada Is A Tale of Two Running Backs

11am in Albuquerque will surely be explosive this Saturday. The New Mexico Bowl pits 7-5 Nevada of the Mountain West Conference against a 7-5 Arizona from the Pac-12. This is sure to be a shoot out as each team has many weapons on the offensive side of the ball.The spotlight will definitely be shining brightly on the quarterbacks and the studs in the backfield for both teams. Arizona...

DC Preview: Gildan New Mexico Bowl

Nevada vs. Arizona University Stadium, Albuquerque, NM Saturday, December 15th, 1:00 PM on ESPN If you enjoyed the craziness that was the 2011 Alamo Bowl between Baylor and Washington - 123 points and 1,397 yards combined - this might be your best shot of seeing a similar game this year. Arizona and Nevada are both offensive minded teams that rank among the worst in the FBS...

Arizona and Nevada Headline the Gildan New Mexico Bowl

With 70 out of 124 teams filling the 35 bowl slots, the bowl season is set to kick-off this Saturday with the Gildan New Mexico Bowl.  Though it is anticipated to be a sparse crowd, those who attend the game will undoubtedly see a high scoring affair. The Arizona Wildcats (7-5, 4-5) and Nevada Wolf Pack(7-5, 4-4) will travel to Albuquerque, New Mexico for the 7th annual Gildan...
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