Sister of Western Michigan TE runs on field to celebrate his touchdown


Western Michigan scored a touchdown on a 66-yard LeVante Bellamy run on the opening drive of the game.

On Saturday, Buffalo and Western Michigan played the highest-scoring game in FBS history, with Western Michigan pulling out a 71-68 victory after seven overtimes.

Ernsberger caught a touchdown in overtime, and it is possible his sister thought the game was over with the score. Western Michigan promptly regained the lead on a touchdown pass from Jon Wassink to Donnie Ernsberger, going up 31-28 inside five minutes of regulation time.

Previously, there had been three games sharing the seven-OT record: 2001 Arkansas-Ole Miss, 2003 Arkansas-Kentucky, and 2006 North Texas-FIU.

Finally, with the Broncos needing a field goal to tie, with fans watching the game expecting as much and hoping the game continued deep into the night, Franklin found a hole in the middle of UB's defense and stretched across the goal line, leaving the Bulls in tears as they attempted to digest the outcome.

Western Michigan had the ball first in the fourth overtime, and put the pressure on Buffalo with another touchdown and a successful two-point conversion.

The game that seemed like it lasted forever ended so abruptly that neither team was quite sure how to respond when it did. The Broncos were assessed a 15-yard penalty.

Western Michigan outshot the Bulldogs 39-34 and had a 30-17 advantage after the first two periods. It did exactly that, with a 12-yard Jarvion Franklin touchdown run ending the marathon game in the seventh OT. Unfortunately for her, the game was NOT over and she was later seen being escorted away in the broadcast.