Colorado had 499 total offensive yards against the Arizona Wildcats on Saturday night. Out of those 499 yards, 407 were rushing. Now, out of those 407 rushing yards, 301 were from redshirt sophomore running back, Jarek Broussard. He almost doubled his total yards in one game and looks like he is making a name for himself. He is the first player to rush for over 100 yards in his first four games since Adrian Peterson did it at OU back in 2004. This kid is special and there is still a game (or two if they play a bowl game) left in the season for him to prove it.
Newcomer to Player of the Year
Jarek Broussard has only played in four games in his career. He has 733 yards so far this season, which puts him at 183.25 yards per game. In his crazy game on Saturday, he had three explosive plays, which includes a 75-yard run. The numbers speak for themselves. He is second in Buffs history with yards per game, right behind Rashaan Salaam. Salaam won the Heisman Trophy that year with 186.6 yards per game. Also, this is the fourth time in CU history that they had a 300 yard rusher. This is all happening after Broussard spent his first year on campus as a redshirt, then spent his second rehabbing a torn ACL.
Jarek Broussard for Heisman?
We won’t go that far… yet. Broussard has been impressive during this crazy season but can he keep it up against Utah and the possible bowl game? That will be the true test for the young ‘back. If he continues these video game type stats, I can see him winning some awards at the end of the season. I feel like he should at least be in the talk for the pac-12 offensive POTY. Either way, what a playmaker that the Buffs have found, and it will be fun to watch this kid run the ball the next two years for CU.
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