Arizona's season ended on a high note on Tuesday as it defeated Boston College 42-19 in the AdvoCare V100 Bowl.
Boston College started on its own 25 with a three-yard pass to Alex Amidon. Two plays later, he picked up the first down with a 13-yard reception. After an Andre Williams two-yard run, Amidon lost four on a reverse and Jared Tevis picked up an interception on third down.
Arizona took over on its own 46, but Ka’Deem Carey fumbled on third and one after gaining 18 yards on the ground.
Starting on its own 27, BC got a 25-yard reception from Amidon. Williams was able to gain two yards a few players later, but the drive stalled and resulted in a punt that gave the Wildcats the ball on their own eight.
Denker found Terrence Miller for 11 yards and then Nate Phillips for a 56 and 23-yard reception. On the next play, Carey ran it in from two yards out and the extra point gave Arizona the 7-0 lead with 7:51 left in the first quarter.
The Eagles took over at their own 31 with a nine-yard pass to Jake Sinkovec. After a one-yard pass to Amidon, Williams ran for three and then four yards. Chase Rettig then hit Amidon for five yards before Williams gained five more on the ground.
Myles Willis lost a yard on the next play and on third down, Rettig found Harrison Jackson for eight yards. After two yards from Williams, Mike Naples caught a nine-yard pass. Arizona was then able to force fourth down and the 32-yard field goal was good, cutting Arizona’s lead to 7-3 with 1:11 left in the first quarter.
Arizona got an eight-yard run from Carey on its own 17. Denker then found Samajie Grant for six yards and Carey ran for six. After an incomplete pass, Denker gained five on the ground for the first down and the quarter ended with a three-yard run from Carey.
Carey ran for three yard to start the quarter, but Arizona was unable to get the first and the punt gave BC the ball on its own 30.
After an incomplete pass, Williams got seven on the ground. C.J. Parsons then caught a 15-yard pass and Rettig found Amidon for 22 more. Two plays later, Willis gained five yards and Rettig then picked up the first with five more on the ground.
On second down, Keoni Bush-Loo got a sack that caused a 12-yard loss and the Eagles settled for a 41-yard field goal that cut the Arizona lead to 7-6 with just under nine minutes left in the first half.
From its own 28, Arizona got a six-yard run by Carey and then a pass interference call on Boston College on third down. However, it could not get anything going after that and had to punt, giving BC the ball on its own 15.
After a four-yard run by Williams, Arizona forced two plays that did not go for any yards, but Phillips made an awful decision to field the punt and BC got the ball back in Arizona territory.
After two runs by Williams, Will Parks made a great jump on a pass by Rettig and returned the interception for a touchdown with the extra point giving Arizona a 14-6 lead with 4:16 left in the half.
Looking for an answer, BC had the ball on the 35. After an incomplete pass, Tevis got a sack for a loss of seven and two plays later, the Eagles punted.
Arizona started on its own 20 with a 13-yard pass to Phillips and a six-yard run by Denker. Carey then ran for three yards on three consecutive carries. After an incomplete pass, Denker picked up 14 on the ground and then hit Phillips for nine.
Carey gained three on the ground and then Denker found Trey Griffey for a 26-yard touchdown as the extra point gave the Wildcats a 21-6 lead at the half.
Arizona started the half on its own 25 and on second down, Carey gained 14 on the ground. Two plays later, Phillips got a 14-yard reception and Griffey followed with 11. Carey then ran for five and on fourth down, Denker connected with Phillips for 23 yards.
Phillips proceeded to catch a five-yard pass and Carey was able to score from five yards out on the next play as the extra point put the Wildcats up 28-6 with 12:11 left in the third quarter.
BC took over on its own 18 with a five, four, and two yard run by Williams. Two plays later, Amidon caught an eight-yard pass and Williams then ran for five. After a six-yard pass to Sinkovec, the Eagles couldn’t get anything going and had to punt, as Arizona took over on its own seven.
After an incomplete pass, Carey ran for nine yards and followed with two more. Denker then found Phillips for 42 yards and two plays later hit Grant for 12.
Carey gained a combined ten yards on his next two carries before Denker scored on the ground from 14 yards out with the extra point putting Arizona up 35-6 with just under five minutes left in the third quarter.
Boston College got a 17-yard pass to Amidon, but had to punt yet again, as Arizona took possession on its 20.
Carey started the drive with a 19-yard run and Johnny Jackson then caught an 11-yard pass. Carey gained four more on the ground and two plays later, the Eagles were called for pass interference. Daniel Jenkins gained nine on the ground and then the first down with two more as a Denker one-yard run ended the quarter with the UA up 35-6.
The fourth quarter started with a ten-yard pass to Phillips and Carey followed with runs for four and two yards. On the next play, Denker hit Griffey for a three-yard touchdown with the extra point putting Arizona up 42-6 early in the quarter.
BC started on its own 25 and got a pass interference call on second down before Rettig found Amidon for a gain of 32. On the next play, Williams scored from four yards out, but the two-point conversion failed with Arizona up 42-12 with 12 minutes left and that would be all.