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WMU beats Buffalo in the seventh OT

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Jarvion Franklin denied us the glory of watching eight overtimes. More

66-54 - The final score in the Buffalo-Western Michigan basketball game last winter, won by the Bulls.

After Buffalo scored a TD to start overtime, Western Michigan answered with a Jon Wassink pass to tight end Donnie Ernsberger - whose sister ran onto the field to celebrate. Western Michigan (now 4-2) was 32nd in the nation in scoring, Buffalo (now 3-3) was 100th.

Seven overtimes in a game is interesting, but a sister on the field is on another level of intriguing.

After that unexpected drama, the game was still a long way from being over. "They scored 71 or 72, then we have to score 73".

In the first overtime, Buffalo got the ball first and needed seven plays - and a penalty against Western Michigan on a 4th-and-9 field goal attempt - to go up 38-31. Until it finally did, after seven overtimes, matching the longest FBS games ever played.

Only 14 total points were scored in the middle two quarters, all by Western Michigan, but Buffalo outscored the Broncos 17-7 in the fourth quarter.

Western Michigan went on to pull out a 71-68 victory. The Syracuse-Pittsburgh game past year on November 26, 2016, had a total of 137 points.

Here's the real score: Someday, they'll look back knowing they participated in one of the most entertaining games in the history of college football.

The record for most points in a game was set in 2016 when Pitt beat Syracuse 76-61.

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