November 27, 2011 in Sports

Foles ties school passing records in Arizona win


TUCSON, Ariz. – Nick Foles threw for 352 yards and three touchdowns in his final game for Arizona, and the Wildcats held off Louisiana-Lafayette 45-37 on Saturday.

Foles, whose status for the game had been uncertain because of bruised ribs, tied the school record for career (64) and single-season (31) touchdown passes. He already held nearly all other passing records at the school. Foles also topped 4,000 yards passing for the season and 10,000 for his career.

Juron Criner caught nine passes for 129 yards and two TDs for the Wildcats (4-8), breaking the school career record for TD receptions at 32.

Blaine Gautier threw for 315 yards and a TD and ran for a score for the Ragin’ Cajuns (8-4).

Javon Lawson caught five passes for 137 yards for the Cajuns.

Gautier tied Jake Delhomme’s school record of touchdown passes in a season at 20.

Louisiana-Lafayette tied an NCAA record when Jemarious Moten intercepted Foles’ pass and returned it 41 yards for a touchdown early in the fourth quarter, the seventh “pick six” of the season for the team. That tied a mark set by Tennessee in 1971.

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