Buffalo Bulls run wild behind Patterson & Marks for 70-41 blasting of Kent State

Buffalo Bulls RB Jaret Patterson ran around, through and over Kent State’s defense

BUFFALO, NY – Jaret Patterson rushed for a record 409 yards and eight touchdowns to help lead the University at Buffalo football team to a 70-41 win over Kent State at UB Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The 409 yards were a Mid-American Conference record and his eight rushing touchdowns tied an NCAA record for single game.

Patterson’s game came on the heels of his 301-yard, four touchdown performance at Bowling Green in UB’s last outing. Through four games, the junior running back has rushed for 920 yards and 16 touchdowns.

Buffalo rushed for a program-record 515 yards in the game. Marks added 97 yards and two rushing touchdowns. The 10 total rushing touchdowns were also a school record.

Quarterback Kyle Vantrease was efficient, throwing for 148 yards. Jovany Ruiz had a career-high four catches for 49 yards. Dominic Johnson added three grabs.

Defensively, James Patterson had a game-high 13 tackles. Tyrone Hill added 10 tackles and two pass breakups. Malcolm Koonce recorded his fourth sack of the season.

The 70 points were the most scored by a UB team in its FBS era (since 1999), topping its previous best of 68 points scored in a seven-overtime game against Western Michigan in 2017.

The Bulls improved to 4-0 with the victory.

GAME RECAP COURTESY BUFFALO ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS

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