In a game featuring two of the country's top running backs, it was Ka'Deem Carey and Arizona that got the best of Andre Williams and Boston College. The Wildcats led from start to finish en route to a 42-19 victory over the Eagles in the AdvoCare V100 Bowl on Tuesday afternoon.
Carey had another big day, running for 100+ yards for the 16th consecutive game, and Arizona's offense thrived on the strength of his efforts. Arizona finished the day with more than 500 yards of offense, easily outpacing a Boston College offense that didn't get much from Williams and sputtered as a result.
Carey got the scoring started with a touchdown midway through the first quarter, and after BC answered with a couple of field goals, the Wildcats closed out the first half with two touchdowns, including this grab by Trey Griffey, Ken Griffey Jr.'s son.
On a side note: Junior was a credentialed media member for this game.
Boston College mounted little resistance in the second half. Carey picked up his second score early in the third to extend Arizona's lead to 28-6, and the Wildcats would increase the margin to 42-6 before Williams finally got Boston College into the end zone early in the fourth quarter. Williams closed out his college career with just 75 yards on 26 carries.
In addition to Carey, the Wildcats also got an excellent performance from quarterback B.J. Denker, who threw for 276 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He and receiver Nate Phillips were a difficult tandem for BC to stop -- Phillips finished with an AdvoCare Bowl-record 194 yards receiving.
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Ka'Deem Carey: 28 carries for 165 yards, two touchdowns
B.J. Denker: 17-of-24 for 276 yards, two touchdowns and zero INTs
Nate Phillips: nine receptions for 194 yards
Neither team came into the game ranked. Arizona might pick up a few votes thanks to the victory, but the Wildcats won't finish in the final top 25.
But Did They Cover?
Arizona came into the game as a touchdown favorite, so, yep.
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