Patterson runs for 2 TDs as Buffalo wins 48-14, goes to 9-1

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jaret Patterson rushed for 187 yards and two touchdowns and Buffalo beat Kent State 48-14 on Tuesday night to run its record to 9-1 for the first time in school history.

The nine wins are the most in the Bulls’ FBS history, dating to 1999. Buffalo is 6-0 in the Mid-American Conference for the first time.

While the freshman Patterson was posting a career-high yardage total, Tyree Jackson threw his 45th career touchdown pass for third place in Bulls history and the 24th of this season, tying for third. Adam Mitcheson was perfect on seven PAT attempts as he became the program’s career scoring leader with 269 points.

Buffalo took off to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter on Patterson’s 64-yard run in the first minute, a 1-yard touchdown from Jackson and a 2-yarder by Emmanuel Reed.

It was 34-0 at halftime and 48-0 until Kent State scored a pair of touchdowns in the final 10 minutes.