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Wildcats' defense trending in right direction

Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez inherited quarterback Matt Scott, running back Ka'Deem Carey and receiver Austin Hill when he arrived, a trio of nice parting gifts from Mike Stoops. No such luck on defense. Rodriguez and defensive coordinator Jeff Casteel began their rebuild with a few nice pieces, including now-departed linebacker Jake Fischer, but the words Rodriguez most often...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wildcats' defense trending in right direction

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez inherited quarterback Matt Scott, running back Ka'Deem Carey and receiver Austin Hill when he arrived, a trio of nice parting gifts from Mike Stoops. No such luck on defense. Rodriguez and defensive coordinator Jeff Casteel began their rebuild with a few nice pieces, including now-departed linebacker Jake Fischer, but the words Rodriguez...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Q&A with Wildcats QBs coach Rod Smith

TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Arizona Wildcats completed a week of practice with no major public clarification of the quarterback race. "I think we have several guys we can win with," quarterbacks coach and co-offensive coordinator Rod Smith said after Saturday's morning practice. "But we're not ready yet." Smith said quarterback play has been "good in spurts...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Bengals quarterback throws up, then throws touchdown

Playing in the NFL takes some serious guts. Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Matt Scott, the former Arizona signal caller, spilled some of his over the field during Thursday night's preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Scott, who finished up his career at Arizona in 2012, is the fourth quarterback on Cincinnati's depth chart, making him a long shot to make the team...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Denker, Carey lead Arizona past UTSA 38-13

B.J. Denker ran for two touchdowns and passed for another, leading Arizona past outmatched UTSA 38-13 Saturday night. Denker, the senior who won the offseason competition to succeed Matt Scott at quarterback, had TD runs of 35 and 1 yards and threw 13 yards to Samajie Grant for another score. Ka'Deem Carey carried 27 times for 128 yards, including touchdown runs of 4 and 7...
Via AP on Fox
September 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Arizona runs over UTSA to improve to 3-0

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- B.J. Denker ran for two touchdowns and passed for another, leading Arizona past outmatched Texas-San Antonio 38-13 Saturday night. Denker, the senior who won the offseason competition to succeed Matt Scott at quarterback, had TD runs of 35 and 1 yards and threw 13 yards to Samajie Grant for another score. He finished with 10 rushes for 90 yards and completed...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 15, 2013  |  Discuss

QB mystery still unsolved, but Denker 'playing better'

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona quarterback B.J. Denker doesn't know, and head coach Rich Rodriguez isn't saying. With the season kickoff now just eight days away, the Wildcats have yet to say who will take the field as their starting quarterback. Denker, a senior and last season's backup to Matt Scott, entered the fall as the favorite but had some rough days in camp while...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Wildcats' Rodriguez looks to whittle down QB race

A dozen days before their season opener, the Arizona Wildcats have yet to name a starting quarterback. Coach Rich Rodriguez says he hopes to whittle down the pool in the coming days but could wind up playing two or three at the position in the early games. The apparent front-runner is senior B.J. Denker, who saw some game action - including one start - as backup to Matt Scott last...
Via Fox Sports
August 18, 2013  |  Discuss

New Pac-12 bowl lineup could bring fresh matchups

The Pac-12 and Big Ten on Monday revealed two new bowl game partnerships, and both could impact Arizona's schools over the next few seasons. While the Holiday Bowl remains the Pac-12's No. 3 bowl behind the Rose BowlCollege Football Playoff and Alamo Bowl, the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl moves up to the No. 4 spot when the new deals begin in 2014. ASU played in the Kraft Fight...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 24, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL Draft: Jacksonville Jaguars bypass quarterbacks, focus on defense

The Jacksonville Jaguars could have had their pick of any quarterback in the 2013 NFL Draft but they completely bypassed each and every one. Instead, the Jaguars waited until the conclusion of the draft and selected Arizona quarterback Matt Scott. Scott ran a version of the read option last season for the Wildcats while completing 60% of his passes and throwing for 27 touchdowns...
Via thepigskinreport.com
April 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Jaguars add Otten and Scott after draft

The 2013 NFL Draft may be over but the Jacksonville Jaguars have already began adding undrafted players. After the draft the Jaguars added quarterback Matt Scott formerly of Arizona and tight end Ryan Otten of San Jose State. In Scott the Jaguars have added a quarterback who ran the spread-option at Arizona in his lone season as a starter. Scott has a strong arm but lacks great decision...
Via Tireball.com
April 27, 2013  |  Discuss

PAC 12 Spring Football Check-Up: Oregon Ducks Try to Stay Focused

With Spring Football in full swing, let’s take a look at some headlines in and around the PAC 12 programs and the second semester comes to a close and we prepare for a long summer without football. ARIZONA WILDCATS – The race to replace Matt Scott as starting quarterback for the Wildcats will consists of three players: Jesse Scroggins, B.J. Denker and freshman Anu Solomon. None...
Via Know It All Football
April 22, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft: Matt Scott Scouting Report

Credit: CBSSports.com Player Name: Matt Scott Position: Quarterback School: Arizona Queen City Sports Ranking: 10th Overview:  Two months ago I had a discussion about sleeper QB picks in the NFL draft. My selection was Matt Scott. Needless to say, Scott is no longer a sleeper. The draft hype train picked up on Scott and now he’s being rumored as a possible third round selection...
Via Queen City Sports
April 20, 2013  |  Discuss

College Football: Top 10 Bowl Performances Of All Time

Ever since the first bowl game 110 years ago, there has been that one player year after year to stand out and make a difference for his team. Whether it was in 1957 when Jim Brown scored 2 touchdowns and kicked 2 extra points, or in 2005 and 2006 when Texas quarterback found a home at the Rose Bowl in January- there is gonna be that difference maker.As the 2012-2013 bowl season gets...
Via Football Nation
December 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Arizona 49, Nevada 48: Defense optional in Wildcats' crazy win

After falling into a 21-0 hole to start the 2012 Gildan New Mexico Bowl, the Arizona Wildcats looked like they would have been just about anywhere other than Albuquerque Saturday morning. It’s not clear if the defense ever showed up. Somehow, though, Arizona still managed to come away with a 49-48 win over Nevada in arguably the wildest game of the season. In a classic bowl...
Via Crystal Ball Run
December 15, 2012  |  Discuss

New Mexico: Arizona 49, Nevada 48

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...
Via Fox Sports
December 15, 2012  |  Discuss

One last magic act for Scott in UA's wild win

In the high altitude in Albuquerque, Matt Scott, Arizonas Houdini, made another appearance. Voila! Or was it ta da? Even Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez said you had to see it to believe it, adding that it was his latest and greatest (win) so far. Did you expect anything less in a year of the-arm-is-quicker-than-the-eye moments for Scott, Arizonas senior quarterback who so often one...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 15, 2012  |  Discuss

One last magic act for Scott in UA's wild win

In the high altitude in Albuquerque, Matt Scott, Arizona's Houdini, made another appearance. Voila! Or was it ta-da? Even Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez said you had to see it to believe it, adding that it was his latest and greatest (win) so far." Did you expect anything less in a year of the-arm-is-quicker-than-the-eye moments for Scott, Arizona's senior quarterback...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Nevada drops New Mexico Bowl 49-48 to Arizona

In charge nearly the entire way, Duke Williams and Nevada let the New Mexico Bowl spin out of control at the end. Matt Scott threw two short touchdown passes in the final 46 seconds and college football's postseason started with a wild one when Arizona recovered a late onside kick and rallied past the Wolf Pack 49-48 Saturday. Nevada led 21-0 in the first quarter and was ahead...
Via AP on Fox
December 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Arizona/Nevada kick off bowl season with fireworks

Nevada kicked a field goal with 1:53 left to play in the New Mexico Bowl to take a 13 point lead. It looked like the Wolfpack would find themselves victorious in the first bowl game of the season as Arizona was left with no timeouts.  Nevada put the kickoff through the end zone so Arizona would have to go 80 yards in 1:48 just to pull within one score. On the first play of the...
Via College Football Zealots
December 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Scott fuels dramatic win over Nevada

Matt Scott threw two short touchdown passes in the final 46 seconds and college football's postseason started with a wild one when Arizona rallied past Nevada 49-48 Saturday in the New Mexico Bowl. Arizona (8-5) recovered an onside kick in the final minute, setting up Scott's 2-yard toss to Terrence Miller with 19 seconds left for the winning score. Scott threw for 382...
Via AP on Fox
December 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Arizona 49, Nevada 48

Matt Scott threw two short touchdown passes in the final 46 seconds and college football's postseason started with a wild one when Arizona rallied past Nevada 49-48 Saturday in the New Mexico Bowl. Overcoming a slow start and three big turnovers, Arizona (8-5) recovered an onside kick in the last minute, setting up Scott's 2-yard toss to Terrence Miller with 19 seconds left...
Via AP on Fox
December 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Arizona rallies, stuns Nevada in New Mexico Bowl

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Matt Scott watched helplessly as Nevada kicked a field goal to pad its lead. The Arizona quarterback had already thrown two interceptions, and now needed two quick scores and some luck -- in a hurry, too -- to somehow win the New Mexico Bowl. Scott even admitted he didn't have "positive" thoughts before returning to the field. But in the...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Arizona rallies past Nevada for Bowl win

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Matt Scott threw two short touchdown passes in the final 42 seconds and college football's postseason started with a wild one when Arizona rallied past Nevada 49-48 Saturday in the New Mexico Bowl. Arizona (8-5) recovered an onside kick in the final minute, setting up Scott's 2-yard toss to Terrence Miller with 19 seconds left for the winning score...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Arizona stuns Nevada in New Mexico Bowl

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Matt Scott watched helplessly as Nevada kicked a field goal to pad its lead. The Arizona quarterback had already thrown two interceptions and now needed two quick scores and some luck -- in a hurry, too -- to somehow win the New Mexico Bowl. Scott even admitted he didn't have "positive" thoughts before returning to the field. But in the final...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 15, 2012  |  Discuss
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