Fast start for Scottby Brad Allis on Oct. 23, 2010, under Arizona Wildcats Football, Sports
Matt Scott got off to a fast start in his first start of the season. Scott led the Arizona offense to 356 yards and 30 points in the first 30 minutes of play.
Scott did not look nervous at all. He moved the ball 41 yards on the first drive, breakind off a 21-yard run and completing his first pass. He hit Taimi Tutogi on a 14-yard crossing pattern, but the drive ended when the fullback fumbled the ball.
Scott was hardly done. On the next drive he mixed run and pass, capping the drive with a 17-yard pass to Dave Roberts that saw Scott throw a nice roll-out pass to the possession receiver.
All told Scott was 14-16 for 186 yards and the score.
He was not perfect, he did make an ill-advised throw into double coverage and did hang onto the ball for a long time on several plays, but got some great blocking.
His presence also seemed to spark the running game. The Cats rushed for 170 yards, thanks in large part to a 78-yard run by Keola Antolin. The threat of Scott running, especially out of the read option, seemed to open things up for all the running backs. Antolin rushed for 82 yards, while Scott ran for 51.