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Arizona RB sets single-season school rushing record in loss to ASU

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Rich Rodriguez has never had the personnel in his first year at a job that matches his playbook quite like he’s had at Arizona this year with quarterback Matt Scott and running back Ka’Deem Carey. Last night, Carey showed why he’s among the best running backs in the country in a 41-34 loss to Arizona State.

The sophomore rushed for 172 yards and a touchdown last night, giving him 1,757 yards on the season. That’s good enough to keep him as Division 1-A’s leading rusher with the final weeks of the college football season coming to an end. Carey also broke Trung Canidate‘s previous school record of 1,602 rushing yards in a single season.

Yet, somehow, Carey is not among the finalists for the Doak Walker Award this year. Carey appeared to be hampered with an injury in the second half of the game and his status for Arizona’s bowl game is unclear.

Interestingly enough, though, it could be a quarterback, not a running back, that could pass Carey as the leading rusher in major college football this season. Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch has 1,611 yards rushing with the MAC championship game against Kent State upcoming.

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6 Responses to “Arizona RB sets single-season school rushing record in loss to ASU”
  1. coryfor3 says: Nov 25, 2012 6:55 AM

    Lynch has plenty of passing yards too and should be a legit Heisman candidate

  2. thegamecocker says: Nov 25, 2012 10:32 AM

    I look for Rodriguez to build a solid and nationally ranked program at Arizona. Unfortunately his character and judgement is somewhat questionable based on his decision to leave West Virginia and some of the allegations raised at Michigan. His best bet would be to remain at Arizona and build the program thus restoring his reputation. That is all.

  3. v2the4 says: Nov 25, 2012 10:43 AM

    congrats to Carey for possibly winning the rushing title this year.


    dude, comeon bro….dont tase rich rod, when you are a gulf of mexico conference fan with all their history of questionable judgement, pay for play and a conference where every school except Vanderbilt has been under ncaa sanctions.

  4. thegamecocker says: Nov 25, 2012 11:05 AM


    Rich Rod deserved his firing at U of MI. He also deserves much of the criticism directed his way. Having said that, he seems to be doing a good job at U. of AZ. Speaking of U. of AZ, why do I remember some issues with Lute Olsen and his Asst Coach who ultimately was canned? Why in the back of my mind do I recall NCAA investigations concerning U of AZ? Perhaps “people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones” is how I should end this dialogue. Yes, that is exactly what I will do. You should too.

  5. boyshole25 says: Nov 25, 2012 11:24 AM

    My brother met this kid at a house party last year. Super humble and said “watch for me next year”. He wasn’t lying whoa

  6. funktron2x says: Nov 25, 2012 5:32 PM

    True sophomore, too. Pro talent and physique. Love it!!!! for probably only one more season, lol

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