Speak about making up for misplaced time.
Patterson, a junior from Glendale, Maryland, tied the FBS file for dashing touchdowns in a sport and had the second highest single-game dashing complete with 409 yards and eight scores in a 70-41 victory over Kent State on Saturday.
Patterson tied former Illinois star Howard Griffith’s FBS file with eight dashing touchdowns beforehand set in opposition to Southern Illinois in 1990.
“Clearly, he is very particular,” Buffalo coach Lance Leipold mentioned. “A few of these huge performs, it is the persistence. It is the imaginative and prescient as soon as he sees it. Immediately, much more so, I believe there have been some damaged tackles for both first downs or ones that ended up being enormous good points and even touchdowns. Now you begin including his velocity, quickness and stability, that is what makes him top-of-the-line within the nation.”
Patterson’s dashing complete of 409 yards on 36 carries was the second most behind Oklahoma‘s Samaje Perine’s 427 in opposition to Kansas in 2014.
“Once they took me out, they advised me [about the records],” Patterson mentioned. “My mindset was to expire the clock, so we might get within the locker room and have fun this win. I wasn’t actually pondering, ‘Hey, I would like 9.'”
In Patterson’s earlier sport on Nov. 17, he had 301 yards with 4 touchdowns in a 42-17 win at Bowling Green. His two-game dashing complete of 710 yards is probably the most in FBS historical past, breaking Texas star Ricky Williams’ earlier mark of 668 set at Texas in 1998. Patterson and Williams are the one gamers in school soccer historical past with back-to-back 300-yard dashing video games.
Patterson additionally set an FBS mark with 12 dashing touchdowns in two video games.
“It is actually surprising,” mentioned Buffalo offensive sort out Kayode Awosika. “It amazes me how a lot he turns it up as the sport goes on. As different guys get drained, he turns it up and up in depth.”
By way of solely 4 video games, Patterson is simply 80 yards shy of his third straight 1,000-yard season. He grew to become the primary Buffalo freshman with greater than 1,000 dashing yards in 2018 and set a college file with 1,799 yards final season.
The Bulls (4-0) play at Ohio subsequent week.