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Jarek Broussard wins Pac-12 Player of the Week

He had 301 yards in Colorado’s win over Arizona

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: DEC 05 Colorado at Arizona Photo by Jacob Snow/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Colorado Buffaloes have found a superstar running back in Jarek Broussard. The redshirt sophomore was just named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Buffs to a clutch 24-13 win over the Arizona Wildcats.

Broussard had a career-high 301 rushing yards against Arizona, the fourth most in a game in CU history. He did that on just 25 carries, meaning he averaged an absurd 12 yards per carry. Since 2000, only seven other players have done that: Semaj Perine, Melvin Gordon, Ka’Deem Carey (against Colorado), Kay-Jay Harris, Maurice Jones-Drew, Chris Brown (Sko Buffs) and Bryce Love.

He broke off runs of 75, 72 and 59 yards, all of which would have been the longest run of the season in 2019. Broussard never found the end zone in this game, but those long runs set up two Ashaad Clayton touchdowns and the game-clinching field goal.

Broussard is now up to 733 yards in just four games, breaking the record previously set by Rashaan Salaam during his 1994 Heisman-winning season. He’s been both an iron man and a big play threat, as he has logged nearly 30 carries per game while averaging 6.4 yards per attempt. It’s safe to say he has been the engine behind Colorado’s undefeated offense.

The Buffaloes have had one or both offensive or defensive players of the week every week they have played this season. Broussard, Sam Noyer and Nate Landman (twice) have all been honored in previous weeks.