Quarterback B.J. Denker accounted for a career-high 457 yards of total offense and running back Ka’deem Carey broke 100 yards rushing for the 10th-straight game as the Arizona Wildcats (5-2, 2-2) defeated the Colorado Buffaloes (3-4, 0-4) 44-20 in Boulder, Colo. Saturday.
The Wildcats racked up 670 total yards in their second consecutive victory, including 405 yards on the ground. Denker finished 21-for-32 through the air for 265 yards and a touchdown and added a career-high 192 yards on the ground.
Over this last three games, Denker has completed 67-of-106 passes for 796 yards, six touchdowns and one interception. He’s also added 239 yards on 39 carries and two touchdowns on the ground over that span.
Carey, who set a Pac-12 record with 366 rushing yards against Colorado last season, ran for 119 yards and four touchdowns. He has now rushed for 1,838 yards and 20 touchdowns over his last 10 games and has rushed for 514 yards and 11 touchdowns in three games against the Buffaloes.
It was his lowest rushing total since he ran for 54 yards on 16 carries against UCLA on Nov. 3, 2012.
Running back Daniel Jenkins added 87 yards on nine carries. Wide receiver Nate Phillips had four catches for 69 yards, including a 44-yard touchdown reception.
Colorado quarterback Sefo Liufau finished 17-for-32 for 212 yards and a touchdown in his first career Pac-12 start. Wide receiver Paul Richardson, the cousin of Arizona cornerback Shaquille Richardson, caught a 75-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter.
Colorado led 13-10 before the Wildcats scored two touchdowns in the last 2:28 of the first half. Arizona went on to outscore the Buffaloes 20-7 in the second half.
The Wildcats return to action on Saturday, Nov. 2 in Berkeley, Calif. against the California Golden Bears. The game will begin at 12:30 p.m. PST and will be broadcast live on the Pac-12 Networks.