Bulls’ Patterson breaks Williams’ 2-game report


Buffalo’s Jaret Patterson ran for greater than 300 yards one week and over 400 the subsequent.

When the Bulls go to Ohio on Saturday, Patterson will probably be coming off the most efficient back-to-back video games by a operating again in Soccer Bowl Subdivision historical past.

Patterson’s 409 yards in opposition to Kent State rank No. 2 on the FBS all-time listing behind Samaje Perine’s 427 for Oklahoma in opposition to Kansas in 2014. Patterson’s eight dashing touchdowns tied the FBS report set by Illinois’ Howard Griffith in opposition to Southern Illinois in 1990.

In his recreation in opposition to Bowling Inexperienced on Nov. 17, he ran for 301 yards and 4 touchdowns.

He smashed the FBS report for dashing whole in consecutive video games. His 710 yards broke the 22-year-old mark of 668 set by Texas’ Ricky Williams, who ran for 318 yards in opposition to Rice and 350 in opposition to Iowa State.

Patterson’s 12 touchdowns in two video games is also an FBS report.

The junior leads the nation together with his common of 230 yards over 4 video games. His 16 touchdowns are essentially the most behind Najee Harris’ 17 in eight video games for Alabama.

Buffalo completed with 515 dashing yards, essentially the most since Kentucky ran for 517 in opposition to Louisville on Nov. 30, 2019.

200 CLUB

Subsequent to Patterson’s accomplishment, 200-yard video games may appear slightly ho-hum. There have been 4 of them along with Patterson’s 400-yard efficiency.

UTSA’s Honest McCormick ran for 251 yards in opposition to North Texas, Oklahoma State’s had 235 in opposition to Texas Tech, Oregon State’s Jermar Jefferson had 226 in opposition to Oregon and UCLA’s Demetric Felton had 206 in opposition to Arizona.

There have been 18 200-yard performances this season, together with three by Minnesota’s Mohamed Ibrahim and two by Patterson.


Aron Cruickshank has run again a kickoff for a landing 3 times in his final 11 video games.

He went 100 yards within the third quarter to start out Rutgers’ comeback from a 10-point deficit in what could be a 37-30 win at Purdue.

Taking part in for Wisconsin final 12 months, Cruickshank had kick returns of 89 yards in opposition to Nebraska and 95 yards in opposition to Oregon within the Rose Bowl.


Memphis’ 10-7 win at Navy marked the primary time the Tigers scored as few as 10 factors in a win since 1995, and the primary time in a highway win since 1993.

Navy’s seven factors had been its fewest in a house convention recreation because the Midshipmen joined the American Athletic Convention in 2015.


South Alabama’s Jalen Tolbert set a nationwide season excessive with 252 receiving yards in opposition to Arkansas State.

Tolbert piled up his yards on 10 catches, three of which went for touchdowns.

Tolbert additionally had a giant recreation in opposition to Arkansas State final 12 months, catching 5 balls for 144 yards and 4 TDs.


(Minimal of 4 video games)

Group offense: Scoring, Buffalo, 50.8 ppg; dashing, Air Pressure, 336.5 ypg; passing, UCF, 373 ypg; whole, Kent State, 606.5 ypg.

Group protection: Scoring, Marshall, 10.1 ppg; dashing, Marshall, 65.3 ypg; passing, West Virginia, 161.5 ypg; whole, Marshall, 259.7 ypg.

Particular person: Dashing, Patterson, Buffalo, 230 ypg; passing, Dillon Gabriel, UCF, 3772.6 ypg; receiving, Elijah Moore, Mississippi, 149.1 ypg.

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