"When I woke up this morning I knew I was going to try and break a school record," Carey said. "I didn't tell anybody, but I wanted to get it."
Carey did just that, as he ran for 366 yards and five touchdowns on 25 carries and now has his name not only in the school record book, but also in the Pac-12 as well.
"He's an All-Pac-12 back" Colorado coach Jon Embree said. "It's pretty simple. I don't know where he ranks, but he, Kenjon Barber and Johnathan Franklin are all really good. He fits through tight seams and breaks arm tackles. Their zone read was very effective."
Carey says that he was unaware that he was breaking records, but knew that he was having a successful day.
"When you go from long run to long run and your linemen are really happy, you know you must be doing something right," he said.
B.J. Denker only threw two incompletions on Saturday and attributed a lot of that success to what Carey was able to do.
"I had the best seat in the house for that," Denker said. "I had a great time handing Ka'Deem the ball and watching him work. I did try blocking for him once, but I failed at that."
Arizona knew that Colorado was going into the game trying to stop the run, but Denker felt that it keyed on stopping him from doing it rather than Carey.
"They were either going to let me or Ka'Deem run and they let Ka'Deem run," Denker said. "I told him during the game that we may run for 500 yards together by the end of the game."
As well as Carey ran, his teammates were quick to have some fun at his expense due to the fact that he got caught from behind a few times.
"Everybody is going to give me grief for running out of breath," Carey said. "Next week I'll show them it won't happen again though."