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Touted quarterback Asiantii Woulard still considering signing with USF Bulls

A rally: Arizona’s Terrance Miller catches a 2-yard TD with 19 seconds left to tie the New Mexico Bowl. The extra point beats Nevada 49-48.

Associated Press

A rally: Arizona’s Terrance Miller catches a 2-yard TD with 19 seconds left to tie the New Mexico Bowl. The extra point beats Nevada 49-48.

Asiantii Woulard, a touted quarterback from Winter Park High who recently pulled back his oral commitment to USF, said the Bulls remain among his top choices.

New USF coach Willie Taggart visited him Dec. 8.

"He's a really cool guy," Woulard, who decommitted a few hours after USF fired coach Skip Holtz on Dec. 2, said this past week. "We talked a little bit about me going to USF. But after that, we just … hung out. I actually liked him a lot.

"Coach Taggart feels he has an offense he feels will fit me perfectly, and I feel it will fit me perfectly. So they're definitely still of interest."

Taggart already has an oral commitment from Michael White, a quarterback at Fort Lauderdale University High. But Woulard said Taggart plans to sign two quarterbacks. And Woulard said White's commitment won't affect his decision.

"I'll come to compete either way," he said.

Woulard previously made an official visit to N.C. State and said he intends to visit a few more schools soon but did not want to say which ones until he solidified plans. He added he might make an announcement at the Jan. 5 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, which he will attend but not play in because of a broken fibula sustained during his final game.

Arizona rallies to win New Mexico Bowl

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Matt Scott threw two touchdown passes over the final 46 seconds to lift Arizona past Nevada 49-48 in the New Mexico Bowl.

"I still can't believe it," he said.

The Wildcats (8-5) trailed 21-0 in the first quarter and 48-35 with 1:48 left after a Wolf Pack field goal. Scott led a 75-yard drive capped by Austin Hill's 2-yard catch. The ensuing onside kick hit safety Duke Williams, who earlier had an interception for Nevada (7-6), and was recovered by Arizona linebacker Marquis Flowers.

Three plays later, Scott hit Tyler Slavin for a 2-yard score with 19 seconds left. Then John Bonano's extra point won it.

"I'm just sick for those seniors," Nevada coach Chris Ault said. "I'm sick for this whole football team."

Potato Bowl: Kerwynn Williams ran for 235 yards and three scores as No. 18 Utah State beat Toledo 41-15 in Boise, Idaho, for its best season ever at 11-2. All three of Williams' scores came after his fourth-quarter fumble helped the Rockets (9-4) cut it to 13-9. "You have to have a short memory," he said. Toledo lost linebacker Dan Molls, the leading tackler in I-A, to a concussion and David Fluellen, the eighth-leading rusher, to an ankle injury in the first quarter. Its only touchdown came on an 87-yard kickoff return by Bernard Reedy, a graduate of St. Petersburg's Lakewood High, with 3:29 left. "Injuries happen," coach Matt Campbell said. "We were still in the game in the fourth quarter."

Other games: Brian Bell ran for two touchdowns and passed for one to lead visiting Sam Houston State past Eastern Washington 45-42 in a I-AA semifinal. It faces North Dakota State on Jan. 5. … Cedric O'Neal ran for 140 yards and a score as Valdosta State beat Winston-Salem State 35-7 in the Division II final in Florence, Ala. It's the Blazers' 10th title.

N.C. State: Matt Canada was named offensive coordinator and Dave Huxtable defensive coordinator. Canada held the same position at Wisconsin in 2012 and at Northern Illinois in 2011 under new N.C. State coach Dave Doeren. Huxtable spent 2012 as Pitt's defensive coordinator.

Information from Times wires was used in this report.

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