Arizona rallies to win New Mexico Bowl over Nevada 49-48 - Tucson News Now

Arizona rallies to win New Mexico Bowl over Nevada 49-48

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ALBUQUERQUE N.M. - Arizona's first season under coach Rich Rodriguez ended Saturday with an incredible, improbable 49-48 victory over Nevada in the New Mexico Bowl.

The Wildcats scored two touchdowns in the final 42 seconds to stun Nevada in the first of college football's postseason games.

Matt Scott threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Austin Hill with 42 seconds left, and after Jon Bonano's extra point, the Wildcats had rallied within 48-42.

Arizona recovered the onside kick.

With 19 seconds left, Scott threw a 2-yard TD pass to Terrence Miller to tie it. Bonano's extra point made it 49-48, giving Arizona the victory.

Nevada led 21-0 in the first quarter and 31-28 at halftime.

Arizona's Ka'deem Carey rushed 28 times for 171 yards. The consensus All-American running back from Oro Valley scored three touchdowns.

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