Western Michigan beats Buffalo in 7 OTs; teams set FBS points mark

  • Western Michigan beats Buffalo in 7 OTs; teams set FBS points mark

Western Michigan beats Buffalo in 7 OTs; teams set FBS points mark

In the first overtime of Western Michigan's wild MACtion romp with Buffalo, tight end Donnie Ernsberger scored on a 14-yard touchdown pass that, with the successful extra point, sent the game into a second overtime.

2 - Western Michigan players over 100 yards rushing; Franklin with 176 and LeVante Bellamy with 131. Both teams scored touchdowns and converted two-pointers in the fourth. No game has gone to eight overtimes. The only problem with that was the game wasn't over.

102 - Franklin's yardage in overtime.

72, 64, 54, 53 - Longest catches Saturday by each of Buffalo's top four receivers.

597-269 - Buffalo's advantage in passing yardage. On Buffalo's following drive, after a 72-yard gain, Western's Samuel Beal forced a fumble, and Stefan Claiborne recovered and returned it to Buffalo's 46-yard line. But after coming down with the ball, Ernsberger wasn't met by his teammates in the end zone, but reportedly by his sister who ran onto the field for a hug. I assume she thought the game was over.

Regardless, it looks as if Ernsberger will be able to hold this over his sister's head for quite a while - but perhaps not as long if she had cost them the game. Some of this stuff, you couldn't make up.

The running back's touchdown gave Western Michigan a 71-68 win over the Bulls in seven overtimes on Saturday in what's now the highest-scoring game in college football.