AROUND THE HORN
Patterson rushes for school-record 301 yards
BOWLING GREEN (AP) — Jaret Patterson carried it 31 times for a school-record 301 yards and four touchdowns, and Buffalo beat Bowling Green 42-17 on Tuesday night.
Patterson capped the opening drive of the game with a 17-yard touchdown run, and he added a short scoring run at the end of the first half for a 21-3 lead. He had scoring runs of 15 and 57 yards in the second half. Patterson entered needing 81 yards for third in program history and 118 for second, passing James Starks at 3,140. Branden Oliver holds the record at 4,049.
Kevin Marks Jr. added 90 yards on the ground and one TD for Buffalo (3-0, 3-0 Mid-American Conference), which has outscored its opponents 49-0 in the third quarter this season. Kyle Vantrease completed 7-of-12 passes for 74 yards. Antonio Nunn made the first six receptions for Buffalo.
Last season, Patterson rushed for a school-record 298 yards and a MAC-record six touchdowns against BGSU.
Matt McDonald threw for 219 yards with one interception for Bowling Green (0-3, 0-3). Andrew Clair rushed for 85 yards and freshman Terion Stewart, who ran for two fourth-quarter touchdowns last week, had nine carries for 42 yards and two TDs.
Crestview High School graduate Jordan Murphy had two assists for the Falcons.
Virtual Pro Bowl will take place of real thing
NEW YORK (AP) — The Pro Bowl will play out on the EA Sports Madden NFL 21 video game after the real-life version of football’s all-star game was canceled.
The NFL opened monthlong fan voting Tuesday for the first virtual Pro Bowl, which could feature players whose team makes the Super Bowl because they won’t have to attend and play in real life.
NFL executive vice president of club business and events Peter O’Reilly said league partners “are uniquely positioned to help the NFL make the transformation of this high-profile event from live to virtual possible.”