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Record Watch : Kent State

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Kent’s offense has me worried, their defense? not so much. Whether or not UB’s going to prevail against the flashes will probably hinge on the secondary. Because while Kent State is very hard to stop, they’ve not dont a great job stopping anyone.

So who can move up with a big day?

Running:

JPAT: So a big day by Patterson puts Oliver’s all time record on the radar. I still think catching Branden Oliver this year is not in the cards for Jaret Patterson. But I’m not as sure as I was last week and it’s not outlandish to think he can average:

  • 233 Yards a game (If UB does not win the east and does not bowl)
  • 172 Yards a game (If UB does not win the east but does bowl)
  • 138 Yards a game (If UB wins the east, playing in the MACC, and Bowls)

Marks: Kevin Marks has some more moving up to do this year, for sure. He’s 101 yards behind Jordan Johnson and 337 yards behind Anthony Swan. For him to catch swan he would need 112/84/68 yards (depending on the number of games).

Rank Last Year Att Yards TD YPC
1 Branden Oliver 2013 866 4011 33 4.63
2 Jaret Patterson 2020 566 3323 41 5.87
3 James Starks 2008 698 3140 34 4.50
4 Alan Bell 1992 682 3022 21 4.43
5 Anthone Taylor 2015 554 2651 18 4.79
6 Anthony Swan 1996 586 2448 20 4.18
7 Jordan Johnson 2016 446 2212 19 4.96
8 Kevin Marks 2020 444 2111 22 4.75

Passing:

We were back to a more subtle and utilitarian passing game again this week. But when you can run for 300 yards, what else do you really need.

Even with the mire subdued numbers Vantrease is still putting up a great QB rating on the year.

Among UB players who have attempted at least 50 passes KVT is rucking the schools third best ever passer rating.

Player Last Year CMP Att PCT Yards Y/A TD INT RAT
Drew Anderson 2017 66 106 62.3% 1039 9.80 10 1 173.8
Gordon Bukaty 1960 116 240 48.3% 1950 8.13 25 18 136.0
Kyle Vantrease 2020 162 286 56.6% 2153 7.53 15 5 133.7
Joe Licata 2015 823 1359 60.6% 9485 6.98 76 37 132.2
Tyree Jackson 2018 533 955 55.8% 6999 7.33 49 24 129.3
Ken Crosta 1986 126 211 59.7% 1654 7.84 9 11 129.2
Drew Willy 2008 849 1322 64.2% 8748 6.62 52 30 128.2
Zach Maynard 2009 218 379 57.5% 2694 7.11 18 15 125.0
Chad Salisbury 1998 372 671 55.4% 4947 7.37 31 30 123.7
Marty Barrett 1983 471 869 54.2% 6418 7.39 41 48 120.8

He’s ranked 15th all time in Career Yards ( 301 yards behind Chazz Anderson ).

So why the high ranking with the low yards? The answer is, of course, he does not make a lot of mistakes. Only Drew Anderson (10:1) has a better TD/INT ratio than KVT (3.0). The next inine behind KVT is Joe Licata who was just over 2:1 (2.05).

Receiving:

We saw against Miami that KVT has a lot more comfort with all his receivers this year, but we have seen in the other games, when he’s not throwing too much then Antonio Nunn is going to get the bulk of the work.

He’s still ranked in the high teens but so far this year he has passed:

  • Ernest Jackson
  • Marcus Rivers
  • Pat Whitehead
  • Doc Smith
  • Dick Ashley
  • Fred Lee
  • Marcus McGill

It would take a really solid second half of the season (and post season) to break into UB’s all time top 10, but he will be knocking on the door if he can produced as he has all year:

Player Last Year REC Yards YPC SUM of TD
Naaman Roosevelt 2009 268 3551 13.3 28
Drew Haddad 1999 240 3409 14.2 16
Alex Neutz 2013 195 3094 15.9 31
Anthony Johnson 2018 133 2367 17.8 25
Chris D'Amico 1984 143 2331 16.3 19
Frank Price 1981 160 2310 14.4 20
Kali Watkins 1998 145 2260 15.6 15
Brett Hamlin 2009 185 2190 11.8 8
Rusty Knapp 1993 129 2105 16.3 8
Andre Forde 2002 125 1775 14.2 15
Chaz Ahmed 1990 110 1716 15.6 10
Ron Willoughby 2015 115 1667 14.5 15
Jamie Gasparre 1997 102 1581 15.5 19
K.J. Osborn 2018 93 1472 15.8 12
Gary Quatrani 1980 85 1463 17.2 5
Antonio Nunn 2020 93 1443 15.5 10