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Buffalo football’s Jaret Patterson sets new record with mythical 8-TD, 400-yard game

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The unpredictability in sports is what makes it so special. Football has been especially unpredictable this season in both the NCAA and in the NFL.

Surprise teams are emerging as legitimate contenders for their respective championships, and players seem to be breaking out at an alarming rate.

The latest shock in the sports world comes from University at Buffalo running back Jaret Patterson. The Bulls defeated Kent State in a high scoring affair, 70-41, thanks to a historic performance from Patterson.

Patterson finished the game with 409 rushing yards and eight touchdowns, tying an NCAA record. Patterson was only 18 yards away from tying the NCAA record for rushing yards in a game, currently held by Oklahoma’s Samaje Perine. Patterson had 36 carries in the game and averaged an incredible, 11.4 yards per carry.

Buffalo is not usually known for producing stellar football talent outside of Khalil Mack, so it’s nice to see the Bulls have a breakout performance from an offensive player.

If people weren’t already impressed by Patterson so far in his college career, this should get him on the radar of NFL scouts.

In three prior games this season, Patterson had 511 yards and eight touchdowns. He almost doubled both of those statistics in a single game.

It’s not like Jaret Patterson is a one-season-wonder either. In his freshman and sophomore seasons with the Bulls, Patterson had over 2.,800 rushing yards and 33 rushing touchdowns.

The 5’9″ running back should widely be considered one of the most dynamic running backs in the 2021 NFL Draft. He is currently being ranked as the fourth-best running back in the draft by Draftwire. This performance may catapult him closer to the top.