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Updated Oct 30, 2012 - 5:42 pm

Arizona coach says QB Matt Scott is fine

Arizona starting quarterback Matt Scott scrambles during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Southern California at Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Ariz., Sat., Oct. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Wily Low)

Most assumed the worst Saturday afternoon in Tucson.

Quarterback Matt Scott, shortly after taking a head-to-head hit from USC safety T.J. McDonald, was spotted vomiting on the field.

He threw a touchdown pass two plays later, but did not return to the game after that, with many figuring he sustained a concussion on the hit.

The Wildcats won the game 39-36 to knock off the No. 9 Trojans, but much of the talk after the game has been centered around the thought that if Scott did a concussion, how was he allowed to continue playing?

According to Arizona head coach Rich Rodriguez, the question is moot because his quarterback did not endure a head injury.

"He was pretty nauseous, I guess talking to Matt, all day, and he's been kind of known as a 'puker', you know," Rodriguez told Arizona Sports 620's Doug and Wolf Tuesday. "Any time he would run in the summer and he'd run a lot it would definitely kind of happen, and he ran a lot in this game."

Scott completed 27 of 50 passes for 369 yards and three touchdowns on the afternoon, and ran the ball 15 times for 100 yards and a score.

But he didn't suffer a concussion.

"I'm glad everybody has concerns, but we have the doctors and the trainers and those personnel are the ones that make decisions on where he's at," Rodriguez added. "When I went out there to talk to him during that timeout he had a big smile on his face and I said 'are you sick?'

"He said 'I'm good coach, what's the next play,' so I called the next couple of plays with him and he was telling me some adjustments and some things like that, so he looked pretty clear-minded to me in that regard."

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