Run, Ka’Deem, run.
Arizona running back Ka’Deem Carey, with the game on the line, the Wildcats trying to run out the clock on third-and-5, took a handoff up the middle.
And he was gone.
There was no stopping Carey during a 35-24 victory over Utah on a night in which he carried a school-record 40 times, gaining 236 yards, the last 44 of which came on his final touch as he sprinted into the end zone for the final points with 1:30 to go.
Carey was gone, even as coach Rich Rodriguez yelled for him to get down, so the Cats could simply take a couple of victory-formation snaps and drain the remaining seconds from the game, rather than give the ball back to Utah.
“I’m sure he didn’t hear me and probably didn’t care,” Rodriguez said.
“He was going to keep running. He was going to be like Forrest Gump on that one.”
Carey, unlike the movie hero, stayed in the stadium, but the junior keeps reaching the stratosphere. As far as movie references go, he might be more like the guy who wears an “S” on his chest.