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Washington vs. Arizona 2012: Offensive change proves successful for Wildcats

The Arizona Wildcats' 52-17 win over the Washington Huskies was a welcome change from the norm for the Wildcats and their offense.

As AZ Desert Storm points out, the Wildcats came into the game with a pass-happy offense under head coach Rich Rodriguez, and quarterback Matt Scott was reaping the benefits of the system. But on Saturday, Rodriguez changed strategies and decided to ride the legs of running back Ka'Deem Carey instead, and the change proved warranted. Carey amassed 172 yards on 29 carries, allowing Scott to play quarterback on cruise control while the Wildcats piled it on the Huskies.

Scott still put up 256 yards and four touchdowns, but it came through the fear of the running game and an offensive line that had what AZ Desert Storm called their "best performance of the year". If the Wildcats can run the ball effectively without losing sight of their passing capabilities, they could turn into the balanced offense Rodriguez always envisioned.