The sophomore was most frequently found as a blur sprinting across the goal line in the Wildcats' 48-45 road win against Colorado. Tate set the FBS quarterback rushing record with 327 yards, and made most of his damage on scores of 58, 28, 47 and 75 yards.
He also connected with receiver Shun Brown on a 13-yard touchdown completion to put the Wildcats on top of the Buffaloes before halftime. Tate made his presence felt as an accurate pass-thrower, completing 12 of 13 attempts for 154 yards.
Leading by seven with 11 minutes left in the final quarter, Tate stepped up and made a big-time throw over the middle to hit Tony Ellison in stride for a 60 yard hookup. The drive resulted in a short field goal to put the Wildcats on top by 10 in a game they would eventually win by three.