Arizona's Marquis Flowers shows he recovered the ball after an onside kick against Nevada, which set up the winning TD and extra-point kick.
After Nevada blew a 13-point lead in the last 46 seconds to lose the New Mexico Bowl to the Arizona Wildcats, the players looked dazed, but maybe not surprised.
UA's Austin Hill had eight catches for 175 yards in the 49-48 win.
ALBUQUERQUE - Moments after the Arizona Wildcats took a one-point lead over Nevada in Saturday's New Mexico Bowl, center Kyle Quinn walked to his customary spot on the bench, threw a towel over his head and tried to breathe.
Just a sophomore, Arizona tailback Ka'Deem Carey leads the nation in rushing yards per game.
Rich Rodriguez arrived at the UA 55 weeks ago with a promise to play fast, exciting football.
After missing the 2011 season, Nevada wide receiver Brandon Wimberly compiled an all-conference season with 788 yards on 63 catches in 2012.
ALBUQUERQUE - Brandon Wimberly was shot in the abdomen during a fight in the early morning hours of June 18, 2011. He lost 60 pounds in a two-week hospital stay and was told he'd likely never play football again.
Wolf Pack quarterback Cody Fajardo has thrown for 2,530 yards and has run for 981 yards. He is No. 11 in the nation with 319.2 total yards per game.
ALBUQUERQUE - He was born six months before Nevada played its first game as a Division I-A football team and went to kindergarten in Albuquerque six years before the creation of the New Mexico Bowl.
ALBUQUERQUE - The New Mexico Bowl is being billed as an offensive bonanza, a celebration of points and yards played on national television under sunny, clear skies.
ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico Bowl is being billed as an offensive bonanza, a celebration of points and yards played on national television under sunny, clear skies.
Written on signs throughout Nevada's locker room, on the playbooks distributed each week and on handbooks handed out every year are three distinct goals.
Nevada quarterback Cody Fajardo has rushed for 981 yards this season, about 500 more than the UA's second-best rusher, QB Matt Scott.
When the Arizona Wildcats were selected to play Nevada in the New Mexico Bowl, it ensured the word "pistol" would be used in Southern Arizona more frequently than at any time since the shootout at the O.K. Corral.