Cat Tracks: Arizona takes care of business against South Carolina State

Sep 16, 2012, 5:07 AM | Updated: 6:58 am

Sure, you could read the box score and know who won, but we all know that won’t tell you everything that happened in a football game. So, we give you ‘Cat Tracks’, providing you with the analysis, quotes and notes from Arizona’s September 15 win over South Carolina State. Final score: Arizona 56, South Carolina State 0.

The Good:

Where do you start?

Coming off one of the program’s biggest wins in recent memory, there was some concern the Wildcats would suffer a bit of a letdown against an FCS opponent they should have little trouble with.

No worries, though, as senior quarterback Matt Scott was once again brilliant, completing 30-of-36 passes for 288 yards and three touchdowns. He also ran the ball nine times for 61 yards and a score.

Of course, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the defense, which held the Bulldogs to just 154 yards of total offense while pitching a shutout.

The Bad:

The Wildcats fell two yards short of setting a school record?

About the only negatives one could find from Arizona Saturday were a Richard Morrison fumble on the team’s second drive of the game and a John Bonano missed field goal from 25 yards out on the third drive.


The Wildcats set school records for first downs in a game (43), have won five games in a row for the first time since 1998, and shutout an opponent for the first time since 2008.

Coming Up Next:

Arizona hits the road for the first time this season when they travel to Eugene to face the Oregon Ducks at Autzen stadium.

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