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Branden Oliver Record Watch

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It was not Oliver's best ever performance but his game against Toledo was enough to move the Buffalo Senior closer to some all time school marks.

BO already owns the schools all time record so the only question there is will Oliver cross the 4,000 yard threshold?

Player Yards O- Yards Yds Seas Needs
1 Branden Oliver (2010- ) 3839 1 Branden Oliver (2011) 1395 170
2 James Starks (2006-08) 3140 699 2 James Starks (2008) 1333 108
3 Anthony Swan (1994-97) 3103 736 3 Branden Oliver (2013) 1225

Oliver needs 170 yards to break his 2011 single season mark and he needs 161 to get 4,000 yards.

Despite missing most of his Junior year Oliver has had an amazing career which makes the Doak snub even more confusing.

This season Oliver's health has let him get within one game of the all time carries record.

# Player Carries Needs # Player/Year Att Needs
1 Anthony Swan (1994-97) 812 18 1 Branden Oliver (2011) 306 68
2 Branden Oliver (2010- ) 794 2 James Starks (2008) 272 34
3 James Starks (2007) 251 13
4 Anthony Swan (1996) 244 6
5 Branden Oliver (2013) 238

After the Miami game I expect that the top 4 individual seasons for a UB Ball Carrier will go Oliver (11), Starks (08), Oliver (13), Starks (07).

The area where it's going to come down to the wire is career touchdowns. Bo needs 4 more to catch James Starks for the career mark and to catch Lee Jones and Starks for a single season mark.

Player TD Needs Touchdowns
1 James Starks (2006-08) 34 4 1 Lee Jones (1966) 16
2 Branden Oliver (2010- ) 30 1 James Starks (2008) 16
3 O.D. Underwood (1986) 15
4 Branden Oliver (2011) 13
5 Branden Oliver (2013) 12
5 James Starks (2007) 12
5 Lee Jones (1967) 12
5 Pat Whitehead (1982) 12