Quantcast

Arizona makes Eagles sore - KTBS.com - Shreveport, LA News, Weather and Sports

Arizona makes Eagles sore

Posted: Updated:
SHREVEPORT, La -

Ka'Deem Carey took a decisive victory in a showdown between two of the nation's top running backs. Arizona's complete domination of Boston College was even more impressive.

Carey rushed for 169 yards and two touchdowns, B.J. Denker threw for 275 touchdowns and two touchdowns and the Wildcats had an easy time in a 42-19 victory over the Eagles in the Advocare V100 Bowl on Tuesday.

It was another impressive performance for Carey in what might be his final college game. The 5-foot-10, 207-pound junior topped 100 yards rushing for a 16th straight game.

Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez had plenty of praise for Carey before sneaking in a plug to campaign for a senior season.

"He's the hardest runner in the country and I think he's the best running back in the country," Rodriguez said before breaking into a grin. "And he's still got some things to learn. So another year and he'd be just right."

The game was billed as a matchup between two of the nation's top running backs - Arizona's Carey and Boston College's Andre Williams. But the duel between AP All-America first team selections was one-sided.

Williams, who won the Doak Walker Award over Carey, was held to 75 yards rushing and a touchdown. Boston College (7-6) didn't score a touchdown until Williams' 4-yard run early in the fourth quarter.

"The biggest key for us defensively was tackling (Williams) before he had the chance to get going," Rodriguez said. "We wanted to tackle him early and be physical."

Carey had plenty of help. Arizona (8-5) had 529 total yards and scored 35 straight points to turn a tight 7-6 game in the second quarter into a 42-6 blowout by early in the fourth.

Denker completed 17 of 24 passes while Nate Phillips caught nine passes for 193 yards. Redshirt freshman Trey Griffey - the son of former baseball star Ken Griffey Jr. - caught two touchdown passes, including a 26-yarder just before halftime that gave the Wildcats a 21-6 lead.

Arizona's six touchdowns tied an Advocare V100 Bowl record. Rodriguez said the offense - and particularly Denker- played at a high level for most of the day

"I know when a quarterback gets it like B.J," Rodriguez said. "He's seeing everything - good and bad. He was really sharp mentally and obviously, he showed his athletic ability on some of those runs."

Boston College's remarkable turnaround season came to a disappointing conclusion. First-year coach Steve Addazio took a team that finished with a 2-10 record in 2012 back to the postseason, but the Eagles couldn't do much of anything right Tuesday.

"I thought Arizona did an unbelievable great job of taking advantage of opportunities to gain momentum," Addazio said. "And then they really put the pedal down."

Williams, who came into the game with 2,102 rushing yards, looked ordinary against Arizona's active defensive line. The senior never had much of a chance, usually meeting a pile of defenders right at the line of scrimmage.

"We had to execute at a high level and we failed to do that at certain points." Williams said.

The Eagles' secondary struggled to contain Arizona's receivers, who repeatedly found space in the defense. Boston College's Alex Amidon caught 10 passes for 129 yards and Nate Freese made field goals from 32 and 41 yards to cap a 20-for-20 season.

Both teams took to the air early. Denker completed 8 of 12 passes for 145 yards in the first half. Griffey's two touchdowns were the first of his career.

Boston College looked much less comfortable throwing. Chase Rettig tossed two first-half interceptions, including one that William Parks returned 69 yards for a touchdown.

"As I was running I heard the crowd getting real loud," Parks said. "So I said `Oh man, I must have done something really good.'"

Denker was selected game's Most Valuable Player on offense, and Parks took defensive honors.

Carey had 116 of his 169 yards rushing in the second half. The Wildcats pushed ahead 28-6 early in the third quarter after a long drive ended with Carey's second touchdown - a 5-yard run up the middle.

"(Denker) started making unbelievable plays downfield and with his feet, and then everything came open for me," Carey said.

  • National SportsMore>>

  • US OPEN SCENE: Duck! Tsonga whiffs on a serve

    US OPEN SCENE: Duck! Tsonga whiffs on a serve

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:00 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:00:51 GMT
    The rain came too late for Maria Sharapova.
    Jo-Wilfried Tsonga insists he didn't whiff on a serve, as much as it looked that way.
  • Kirk rallies to win the Deutsche Bank

    Kirk rallies to win the Deutsche Bank

    Monday, September 1 2014 7:51 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:51:35 GMT
    Chris Kirk closed with a 5-under 66 on Monday to win the Deutsche Bank Championship and bolster his case for a Ryder Cup pick.
    Chris Kirk made three big putts and captured the biggest win of his career Monday in the Deutsche Bank Championship. Whether that was enough for U.S. captain Tom Watson to add him to the Ryder Cup team was the least of his...
  • Braves' offense goes quietly in no-hit loss

    Braves' offense goes quietly in no-hit loss

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:31:01 GMT
    Cole Hamels and three Philadelphia Phillies relievers combined to pitch a no-hitter Monday, beating the Atlanta Braves 7-0 and giving a last-place team a rare reason to celebrate.
    With their playoff hopes uncertain, Atlanta's struggling batters picked a bad time to get no-hit by Cole Hamels and three Philadelphia relievers.
  • ArkLaTex SlideshowsMore>>

  • ArkLaTex Adoptable Pets

    ArkLaTex Adoptable Pets

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:12:16 GMT
    There are lots of animals in the Ark-La-Tex who are looking for that perfect home.
    There are lots of animals in the Ark-La-Tex who are looking for that perfect home.
  • KTBS 3 Viewer's Pets

    KTBS 3 Viewer's Pets

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:00:16 GMT
    Viewer's petsViewer's pets
    Viewer's pets
    Viewer's pets
  • Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services Adoptable Children

    Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services Adoptable Children

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:44 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:44:11 GMT
    DJanaeDJanae
    Foster/Adoption Parenting Minimum Qualifications and Steps to Certification Minimum Qualifications for Certification.
    Foster/Adoption Parenting Minimum Qualifications and Steps to Certification Minimum Qualifications for Certification.
  • Assignment EducationMore>>

  • Pilot program through Volunteers of America works to prevent drop-outs in local schools

    Pilot program through Volunteers of America works to prevent drop-outs in local schools

    Sunday, August 31 2014 7:48 AM EDT2014-08-31 11:48:45 GMT
    (Photo source: Volunteers of America)(Photo source: Volunteers of America)
    Education and skills training beyond high school isn't even a consideration for a startling number of students.
    Education and skills training beyond high school isn't even a consideration for a startling number of students.
  • Anna P. Tooke Memorial Library taking shape in South Bossier Parish

    Anna P. Tooke Memorial Library taking shape in South Bossier Parish

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:27 PM EDT2014-08-28 02:27:55 GMT
    Anna P. Tooke Memorial Library (Photo source: Prevot Design Services)Anna P. Tooke Memorial Library (Photo source: Prevot Design Services)
    It's Bossier Parish's smallest library branch. Originally just a bookmobile, this 12 x 30 foot temporary metal building has been the Koran community's only branch since 1977.
    It's Bossier Parish's smallest library branch. Originally just a bookmobile, this 12 x 30 foot temporary metal building has been the Koran community's only branch since 1977.
  • Family mourns loss of Natchitoches teen

    Family mourns loss of Natchitoches teen

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:53 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:53:10 GMT
    18-year-old Johnquaries Smith was a high school senior at Natchitoches Central High school.He died Tuesday after he was punched by another student on campus.
    18-year-old Johnquaries Smith was a high school senior at Natchitoches Central High school.He died Tuesday after he was punched by another student on campus.
Section is sponsored by:
  • KTBS 3 News Tips

    Send your news tip or story idea to the KTBS 3 Newsroom.  Enter your email address below to get started.

    * denotes required fields
    We're sorry, but only one entry is allowed per person.
    Thank you for your continued interest.

    Thank you for your submission to KTBS 3 News.  A member of our staff may contact you for more information.

  • SportsMore>>

  • Sheridan likes Saints to reach Super Bowl, Pats to win

    Sheridan likes Saints to reach Super Bowl, Pats to win

    Monday, September 1 2014 7:40 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:40:52 GMT
    It is now game week in the National Football League. 
    It is now game week in the National Football League. 
  • Work in progress; LSU looks to improve on early mistakes

    Work in progress; LSU looks to improve on early mistakes

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:48:57 GMT
    There was plenty of talk concerning the youth on LSU's roster coming into the season. While they did grab a win in week one against Wisconsin, Saturday night's matchup was just proof that the Tigers are a work in progress
    There was plenty of talk concerning the youth on LSU's roster coming into the season. While they did grab a win in week one against Wisconsin, Saturday night's matchup was just proof that the Tigers are a work in progress
  • Oklahoma Runs over Bulldogs

    Oklahoma Runs over Bulldogs

    Oklahoma Runs over Bulldogs

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:34 PM EDT2014-09-01 02:34:48 GMT
    Oklahoma entered Saturday night's game ranked as high as No. 3 and the Sooners showed why, rolling up 436 yards of offense in a 48-16 win over Louisiana Tech in front of 85,063 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman.
    Oklahoma entered Saturday night's game ranked as high as No. 3 and the Sooners showed why, rolling up 436 yards of offense in a 48-16 win over Louisiana Tech in front of 85,063 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman.
Share Your Images
Powered by WorldNow
    Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KTBS. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
    Advertising | EEO Public File | KTBS 3 Public File | KPXJ 21 Public File