TUCSON AZ - OCTOBER 23: Quarterback Matt Scott #4 of the Arizona Wildcats throws a pass during the college football game against the Washington Huskies at Arizona Stadium on October 23 2010 in Tucson Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Arizona Wildcats Spring Game: Matt Scott Impresses, Offense Dominates Spring Game

What should we be watching for with Rich Rodriguez calling the shots?

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Adam Hall Injury: Arizona Safety Tears ACL In Spring Game

The Arizona Wildcats football team held their annual spring game on Saturday. The intrasquad game featured some impressive and promising performances, but the team received some bad news after the game wrapped.

According to the Arizona Daily Star, safety Adam Hall tore his ACL during the game. The news is even more distressing and unfortunate considering that Hall was entering the 2012 season coming off of a similar injury. As the recovery time for ACL tears is generally between six-to-nine months of recuperation, this could be a potentially career-threatening injury.

Hall injured himself midway through the spring game while making a play on wide receiver Sean Willett. Last year's ACL tear, which occurred in March rather than April, caused Hall to miss all of the spring and fall camps and only allowed him to play in one game in 2011. The forecast will likely be similar for his playing time this year.

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Arizona Wildcats Spring Game: Matt Scott Impresses As Offense Dominates Defense

The Arizona Wildcats figured their annual Spring Game would be a bit sloppier than usual given their new schemes on offense and defense. Despite a shaky start at Kino Stadium in front of approximately 5,000 fans, the offense, led by senior quarterback Matt Scott, dominated the defense. They racked up nearly 600 yards of offense and scored 10 touchdowns, using a balanced attack to move the ball down the field.

Ryan Finley of the Arizona Daily Star has the stats from the game.

Quarterback Matt Scott looked capable in his first spring game as Arizona's expected starter, completing 22 of 35 passes for 315 yards and four touchdowns. Walk-on Johnny Jackson led the Wildcats with five catches for 90 yards. Morrison, doubling as a wide receiver, had five grabs for 75 yards and two scores. Tyler Slavin (5 catches, 51 yards) had a team-best three touchdowns.

Arizona's running backs combined to post 152 yards on 43 carries. Tutogi led the way, gaining 41 yards on two carries. Daniel Jenkins, who was not expected to play because of a hamstring injury, gained 25 yards on five carries and scored a part. Carey, Kylan Butler and Jared Baker all scored touchdowns.

As you can imagine given the offensive statistics, the defense did not play particularly well. Offenses typically dominate these scrimmages, but most at the game would tell you it was awfully ugly at times. Jake Fisher and Adam Hall, both coming off ACL injuries, looked healthy and were all over the field, although Hall managed to tweak his knee late in the game.

First-year coach Rich Rodriguez said he was "really disappointed in the early part of the scrimmage."

"Early, it was not very good," he said. "The turnovers, the presnap penalties ... we're not going to be good enough to beat ourselves. Those are things that are correctable."

Fortunately for the Wildcats, they have all summer to work out these kinks and get ready for a big season. With eight home games on the schedule, you can bet coach Rodriguez and the staff are eyeing a bowl bid.


Arizona Wildcats Spring Game: All Eyes On Rich Rodriguez, Matt Scott

What should we be watching for with Rich Rodriguez calling the shots?

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