Welcome to "You Might've Missed It," a college football postseason series highlighting some of the most outrageous stat lines, plays, and individual and team performances from the 2019 college football season.
Buffalo set the single-season program win total record last season with 10 wins and, when combined with six wins from 2017, also set the record for most wins over a two-year period (16). With seven wins in 2019, they broke the short-lived two-year record with their first back-to-back seven-win seasons in 60 years and did so thanks to an unbelievable day for Jaret Patterson that you might've missed.
On the first play from scrimmage vs. Bowling Green in the regular-season finale, Patterson had an 81-yard touchdown run. It was the first carry of a 298-yard, six-touchdown (both program records) day for the Bulls' sophomore running back as Buffalo stomped Bowling Green, 49-7.
He had 272 yards and five touchdowns in the first half!
It was the most rushing yards in the FBS during the regular season and the only game with at least 200 yards and five touchdowns. The 11.5 yards per attempt ranked third among players with at least 200 yards on at least 20 attempts.
"Getting those type of yards is awesome, but it's even more impressive to me when everyone knows that's what you're going to do," head coach Lance Leipold said. "We're not fooling anyone that we're running the football and that it's coming. For us to start off the game the way we did and to play at that level says a lot."
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