Originally posted on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 11/19/12
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona quarterback Matt Scott has become one of the better signal callers in the college game this year and put up impressive numbers all season. The numbers weren't all there Saturday, but he did manage to lead UA to a road win over Utah, giving the Wildcats some momentum heading into Friday night's rivalry game at home against Arizona State. Scott called it a "team win" and thanked the defense for coming through. "I didn't feel it was that great," he said of his 12-for-27 performance for 160 yards. "It felt like my (throws) were sailing on me a lot. I don't know if it was the air." He clearly didn't look Scott-like in his return from a concussion two weeks earlier. He had been averaging more than 300 passing yards a game coming in. "I thought Matt was good but not the sharpest accurate-wise," said UA coach Rich Rodriguez. "He missed some throws he had made all year. But he was really sharp in the run game. He ran until he threw up." And it was all there for cameras to see. It surely wasn't pretty, as Scott was seen throwing up as he helped UA score on an eventual 1-yard run by Ka'Deem Carey. "I heard that so much today, with people coming up to me saying 'I've seen you on TV' and them replaying it," Scott said after practice on Monday. "It was pretty funny. But I'm done hearing about it." That wasn't the first time Scott was seen throwing up. He did it a couple times against USC, both before and after a big hit he took late in the game. Rodriguez said Scott would be one of the first ones "to lose his lunch" during conditioning over the summer. "He had two or three runs (on Saturday) where he was kind of running out of bounds and to the 3-yard line, but you could tell how he was running and bobbing that he was tired," Rodriguez said. "There was a break in the action and I asked him, 'Matt, are you tired?' and he said, 'Hell yeah.'" But still good enough for the win. NICE VISION Carey leads the nation in rushing going into Friday's game with 1,585 yards and is just 18 yards from breaking former UA star Trung Canidate's record of 1,602 set in 1999. "It feels good just to know all your hard work is a dream coming true," Carey said. "At the beginning of the year, you always have high goals ... to set and accomplish it is good." A lot of Carey's yards this year have come on huge runs. In addition to leading the nation in rushing yards, he is tied for the lead in runs of 20 yards or more with 18. He leads the nation in runs of 10 or more yards with 48. "That guy is a magician back there, I swear," senior center Kyle Quinn said of Carey. "I think he's got eyes of an eagle. He can see the lanes forming before they're even there." The coaches said Carey is seeing his blocks better and adjusting accordingly. "Coach (Calvin) Magee sat down with the running backs and said, 'Just focus on the cutback lane,;" Carey said. "Vision is that cutback lane. After Coach Magee said where it would be, I sat back and started to look for it more. It is there -- that's why I'm starting to break the 20-to-30-yard runs." HAPPY ANNIVERSARY It was a year ago Wednesday when Arizona officially announced Rodriguez would be the new head coach. The Wildcats' fortunes have turned since, as Rodriguez has worked his magic to get the team to 7-4 and a bowl game in his first season. The hiring came two days after Arizona stunned ASU 31-27 at Sun Devil Stadium. Did Rodriguez watch the game? What did he remember? As it turns out, he was in El Paso doing a broadcast for CBS. "I saw the highlights," he said. "I was so focused on being such a good broadcaster." When told he was hired two days after that game, he quipped, "See how focused I was." RED OUT UA will have a "Red Out" at Arizona Stadium for Friday night's game. The Wildcats will wear all red, including helmets. It'll be the first time since 1980 that UA will wear red helmets. Since then, the Cats have worn blue or white helmets for every game, with the exception of Sept. 29 this season against Oregon State, when they broke out copper helmets as a way to recognize the state's mining tradition. In talking about coming to Arizona as highly touted local recruit, Carey joked, the "red helmets brought me right here." Of course, there had been not even a thought of wearing red helmets two years ago, when Carey was at Tucson's Canyon del Oro High School. His thoughts on them, though? "I love them," he said. "I think its a great thing that we get to wear them out there against ASU. It brings that much more to the rivalry."
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

DeMar DeRozan: It will be ‘pretty tough’ for me to leave Raptors

Super Bowl referee says Cotchery play could have been a catch

The NBA is one step closer to putting ads on jerseys

Archie Manning defends Cam Newton over press conference

Dwight Howard: ‘I have not asked the Rockets to trade me’

Nazem Kadri fined $5,000 for throat-slashing gesture


Hassan Whiteside suspended one game for elbowing Boban Marjanovic

Hornets’ Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has torn labrum

Report: Antonio Tarver suspended six months, fined $50,000 for positive test

Texans owner wants team to draft a top quarterback

Subban undergoes larynx surgery, out at least eight weeks

Report: Raiders staying in Oakland for 2016 season

Chris Harris: Von Miller should get paid more than JJ Watt

4 likeliest Dwight Howard trade scenarios

On Kobe Bryant and taking greatness for granted

Penn State the latest to offer generic football jerseys for sale

Gary Bettman praises the NHL’s new website and app (which are currently awful)

Bucks need to choose between wins, development

NBA to weigh adding advertisements to jerseys

ESPN, Stephen A. Smith and Little League International sued by parents of Jackie Robinson West

Kobe Bryant shoots down notion he wants All-Star MVP record

Justin Tuck will sign one-day contract to retire with Giants

Ronda Rousey returns to training

Von Miller likely to get franchise tag from Broncos

Barry J. Sanders transferring to Oklahoma State

College Football News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

On Kobe Bryant and taking greatness for granted

Bucks need to choose between wins, development

Fantasy booking WrestleMania 32

Unrestricted free agents each team must consider re-signing

QUIZ: Name the winners of the NBA Slam Dunk Contest

Thank you Daniel Bryan

The timeless greatness of Jaromir Jagr

The NCAAB power rankings

Report: Kings to keep coach George Karl

Was Alain Vigneault right about NHL's lack of punishment towards Wayne Simmonds?

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker