Boulder, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Ka'Deem Carey ran for 119 yards and four
touchdowns on 23 carries to lead the Arizona Wildcats over the Colorado
Buffaloes, 44-20, in a Pac-12 Conference matchup at Folsom Field.
B.J. Denker threw for 265 yards, with a score and an interception on 21-of-32
passing and added career-high 192 yards rushing on 15 carries for the Wildcats
(5-2, 2-2 Pac-12). Daniel Jenkins added 87 yards rushing on nine carries. Nate
Phillips pulled in four catches for 69 yards and a touchdown as the Wildcats
won their second straight outing.
For the Buffs (3-4,0-4), losers of four of the last five, Sefo Liufau finished
the night with 212 yards passing with a touchdown and an interception. Paul
Richardson caught seven passes for 132 yards and a score. Michael Adkins II
carried the ball 16 times for 54 yards and a touchdown.
The Wildcats opened the scoring with a one-yard touchdown run by Carey midway
through the first quarter. The Buffs answered right back when Liufau connected
with Richardson on a 75-yard touchdown pass just 13 seconds later to knot the
score at 7-7.
Arizona's Jake Smith added a 37-yard field goal with less than five minutes to
play in the first quarter. Colorado kicker Will Oliver knocked through field
goals of 53 and 48 yards in the second quarter to take a 13-10 lead with 5:12
remaining in the half.
Carey recorded his second touchdown of the night on a seven-yard run, then
Denker combined with Phillips on a 44-yard touchdown pass to take a 24-13 lead
After the Wildcats tacked on a 26-yard field goal early in the third to extend
their advantage to 27-13, the Buffs scored on an Adkins one-yard touchdown
run and narrowed the deficit to 27-20.
Arizona closed out the meeting with 17 straight points as Carey tallied TD
runs of one and six yards, followed by a 28-yard field goal by Smith to shut
the door and claim the 24-point victory.
The Wildcats finished the game with 405 yards rushing, while holding the Buffs
to just 137 yards on the ground. Carey, who entered the weekend leading the
nation in rushing (160.2 ypg), has scored nine touchdowns and run for 485
yards against CU in their last two meetings.
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