Buffalo RB Jaret Patterson ties single-game NCAA rushing TD record
Buffalo running back Jaret Patterson made history on Saturday.
Patterson rushed for 409 yards and a record-tying eight touchdowns in a 70-41 win over Kent State.
Here’s the last touchdown that tied it:
Absolutely unreal. Somehow, someway Jaret Patterson gets his 8th 🏠 ☎️ pic.twitter.com/RVdOF5QTiL
— CBS Sports Network (@CBSSportsNet) November 28, 2020
Patterson had a chance to break the NCAA record for touchdowns (8) and yards (427), but Buffalo pulled him in the red zone on its final drive.
Instead, backup Kevin Marks ran it in for his second score of the game. He had a decent day himself, rushing for 97 yards on 16 carries.
Note: The CBS Sports color guy is not even hiding how furious he is that he didn't get a chance to call a viral moment.
— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) November 28, 2020
Still, his 409 yards is second all-time and ahead of other college football legends like Melvin Gordon and Ladanian Tomlinson.
Oklahoma’s Samaje Perine holds the single-game rushing record. He set that benchmark just one week after rushed for then-record 408 yards in 2014.
Former Illinois running back Howard Griffith originally set the record for touchdowns in a game with eight.
Griffith gave him a shoutout on Twitter after the performance.
— Howard Griffith (@HowardGriffith) November 28, 2020