Western Michigan outlasts Buffalo in crazy 7OT game
Western Michigan and Buffalo took #MACtion to the extreme Saturday afternoon. The teams played in a game that lasted more than four hours and ended as the highest-scoring game in FBS history.
Western Michigan eventually pulled out the win, 71-68, in the seventh overtime.
FINAL: Western Michigan 71, Buffalo 68 in 7 OT. It's the highest-scoring game in FBS history (139 points)
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 8, 2017
Buffalo started the final OT with possession, and the Bulls had to settle for a field goal. On Western Michigan’s possession, the Broncos were able to get into the end zone. Here is how the game finally ended:
— #MACtion (@MACSports) October 8, 2017
The game, which aired on ESPNU, was the longest ever for both programs, and the longest game in the history of the Mid-American Conference. It was only the fourth time in FBS history that a game went seven overtimes.
Western Michigan beats Buffalo 71-68 – yes, 71-68 – in SEVEN overtimes. It's the highest-scoring game in FBS history. pic.twitter.com/pkUhGU5BET
— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) October 8, 2017
Buffalo fell to 3-3, and Western Michigan improved to 4-2. It’s a shame either team had to lose.