No. 18 Stanford was able to bounce back from a stunning loss last week to Washington and rally to beat Arizona on Saturday 54-48 in overtime. The win keeps the Cardinal from slipping further behind in the race to the Pac-12 championship game. Quarterback Josh Nunes threw for a career-high 360 yards while accounting for five touchdowns.
But it was Arizona quarterback Matt Scott who made history, completing 45 of 69 passes for 491 yards and three touchdowns. The completions and attempts surpass previous records held by Willie Tuitama. When you think of Rich Rodriguez offenses, you think of running quarterbacks like Pat White and Denard Robinson, but almost all of Arizona’s offense on Saturday came through the air.
However, it was Scott’s final throw of the game that landed in the arms of Stanford linebacker Chase Thomas and allowed Stanford to keep the Wildcats off the scoreboard.
Stephan Taylor would rush for the game-winning touchdown on the next possession.