Arizona overcomes Nevada 49-48 in New Mexico Bowl

Arizona overcomes Nevada 49-48 in New Mexico Bowl
December 15, 2012, 5:23 pm
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Arizona's Austin Hill catches a 63-yard pass for a touch own in front of Nevada's C.J. Dozier during the second half of the New Mexico Bowl NCAA college football game in Albuquerque, N.M., Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Eric Draper)


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.

Scott threw for 382 yards and overcame two interceptions. The nation's rushing leader, Ka'Deem Carey, gained 172 yards for the Wildcats.

Cody Fajardo threw for three touchdowns and ran for another score to lead the Wolf Pack (7-6). He had 256 yards passing and 140 yards rushing.

Stefphon Jefferson, the nation's second-leading rusher, ran for 180 yards for Nevada.