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Arizona’s Matt Scott breaks passing records in loss to Stanford

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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 Robinsonbut 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.

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3 Responses to “Arizona’s Matt Scott breaks passing records in loss to Stanford”
  1. 160hfalligatorhater says: Oct 6, 2012 10:48 PM

    Old lady here .. Just wondered why Arizona didn’t try to win that game. There were over 40 seconds left on the clock in the 4th qtr. and AZ had two timeouts. It looked to me that that coach didn’t WANT to win the game. Am I wrong? Maybe I just missed something

  2. dmcgrann says: Oct 7, 2012 10:25 AM

    My theory is that RichRod didn’t try anything in those last 40 seconds or bother with using his two timeouts so he could purposely send the game into OT and screw up the telecast of the WVU game, which was scheduled to begin on the same network in 10 minutes.

  3. 1iceman2004 says: Oct 8, 2012 6:44 PM

    Whether he could see the team was running low on gas and figured a break would re-wind his receivers, no one except Coach Rod and staff knows, but I really don’t think the WVU game had anything to do with it.

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