Two TDs in last minute lift Arizona

Posted: December 16, 2012

Matt Scott threw two touchdown passes in the final 46 seconds, and the college bowl season started with a wild one when Arizona rallied to beat Nevada, 49-48, on Saturday in the New Mexico Bowl in Albuquerque.

Overcoming a slow start and three big turnovers, Arizona (8-5) recovered an onside kick in the last minute, setting up Scott's 2-yard toss to Tyler Slavin with 19 seconds left.

Arizona trailed by 21-0 in the first quarter and was down by 45-28 entering the final period.

The teams combined for 1,237 total yards, the second most of any bowl game.

Utah State 41, Toledo 15 - Kerwynn Williams ran for 235 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 18 Utah State won a bowl game for the first time in nearly 20 years, beating Toledo in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in Boise.

Chuckie Keeton scored on a 62-yard run to put Utah State up by 7-3, and Williams sparked a 28-point fourth quarter for Utah State when he broke through the Toledo defense and raced 63 yards for a touchdown to put the Aggies up by 20-9. Williams followed that with TD runs of 5 and 25 yards. Keeton ran for 92 yards and was 21-of-31 passing for 229 yards.

FCS semifinals

Sam Houston State 45, Eastern Washington 42 - Quarterback Brian Bell ran for two touchdowns and threw for another and Sam Houston State raced to a 35-0 halftime lead but barely held on to beat second-seeded Eastern Washington in Cheney, Wash.

The Bearkats earned a trip to the Football Championship Subdivision championship game vs. North Dakota State on Jan. 5.

Div. II championship

Valdosta State 35, Winston-Salem State 7 - Matt Pierce returned the opening kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown, and freshman Cedric O'Neal ran for 140 yards and a score to lead Valdosta State to the Division II championship in Florence, Ala.

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