2012 GILDAN NEW MEXICO BOWL

2012 GILDAN NEW MEXICO BOWL

Arizona 49, Nevada 48

Arizona’s Matt Scott rallied his team in the final 46 seconds, tossing two short touchdown passes for an improbable 49-48 win. The Wildcats recovered an onside kick in the last minute, setting up Scott’s 2-yard toss to Tyler Slavin with 19 seconds left for the winning score. Arizona trailed 21-0 in the first quarter and was down 45-28 entering the final period. Scott threw for 382 yards and marched his team back into the game despite those two earlier interceptions. The nation’s rushing leader, Ka’Deem Carey, gained 172 yards for the Wildcats. Arizona receiver Austin Hill caught eight passes for 175 yards and two touchdowns. The teams combined for 1,237 total yards. Stefphon Jefferson, the nation’s second-leading rusher, ran for 180 yards for Nevada.