TUCSON, Ariz. – Arizona football redshirt junior kicker Casey Skowron is the Pac-12 Special Teams Player of the Week, it was announced by the league office on Monday.
Skowron drilled a 47-yard field goal as time expired, handing the Wildcats a thrilling come-from-behind victory, 27-26, over Washington on Saturday at Arizona Stadium. It was an emphatic end to a sensational game for the redshirt junior who accounted for 15 of Arizona’s 27 points.
Skowron converted three extra points, hit two field goals and scored his first-ever touchdown on a momentum-changing play in the second quarter. The Wildcats had surrendered 17 unanswered points and were trailing 17-7 when Skowron took a direct snap from long-snapper Jose Romero to race 18 yards into the corner of the end zone, turning a fake field goal into a touchdown.
Skowron connected on a 35-yard field goal early in the fourth to bring the Wildcats within two points and set up the dramatic finish for the game-winning 47-yarder as time expired. It was the first game-winning field goal for a Wildcat kicker since 2009 (Alex Zendejas’ 32-yarder broke a 17-17 tie as time expired) and the first to win a game (in the final minute) when Arizona was trailing since Max Zendejas’ 45-yarder against Arizona State in 1983.
On the season, Skowron is 17-for-24 on field goal attempts and 41-for-41 on PAT kicks. His 98 total points scored this season lead all Pac-12 players.Arizona will play its final road game on Sat., Nov. 22, at Utah. Kickoff has been set for 1:30 p.m. MST and the game will air on ESPN. For continued coverage of Arizona football, follow the team on Facebook at facebook.com/ArizonaFootball and on Twitter @ArizonaFBall.