Bulls Stay Perfect with First-Ever Big 10 Win over Rutgers


PISCATAWAY, NJ – It was a historic day for the University at Buffalo football program as the Bulls beat Rutgers, 42-13, at HighPoint.com Stadium on Saturday for their first ever win over a team from the Big 10 Conference. Buffalo improved to 4-0 on the season for the first time since the 1981 campaign.

"It is nice to see that the work that these guys have done and the tough times that the upperclassmen have been through, to see them start having it pay off for them," head coach Lance Leipold said. "We have a long way to go this season, but I'm proud of where they are and a huge challenge at home next week against Army."

The Bulls jumped out to a 35-6 first-half lead and never looked back. And, once again, they did so with a slew of big offense plays.

Tyree Jackson hit Anthony Johnson in stride for a 42-yard touchdown, midway through the first quarter, to not only open the Bulls' scoring, but the scoring floodgates.

Jaret Patterson followed with a 42-yard touchdown run, on the Bulls' next possession, to extend the Buffalo lead to 14-3. Patterson had the best game of his young career, as the freshman running back finished with 104 yards and two touchdowns on only 14 carries.

After a Rutgers field goal cut the UB lead to 14-6, early in the second quarter, Jackson eluded the pass rush, rolled to his right and threw a frozen rope to Johnson for a 59-yard gain, setting up a 1-yard touchdown plunge by Kevin Marks to extend the lead to 21-6.

The Bulls weren't done scoring. On a third down near midfield, Jackson hit a streaking Charlie Jones for a 53-yard touchdown right down the seam. Jackson then hit Tyler Mabry with a 9-yard touchdown pass, late in the second quarter, to give the Bulls a 35-6 lead at the half.

Rutgers never threatened in the second half. Patterson put the exclamation point on the win with a 4-yard touchdown run, with 3:34 left, to make the score 42-13.

It was another big game for Jackson. The junior signal-caller threw for 263 yards and th