WMU beats Buffalo in the seventh OT

EAST LANSING MI- SEPTEMBER 09 Broncos running back Jarvion Franklin takes off during a non-conference NCAA football game between Michigan State and Western Michigan

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Each teams starts with first-and-10 from the opponent's 25, and trading exactly even point totals for more than a few OT periods is really hard to accomplish.

After 11 years, those games finally have more company, in the form of the highest-scoring game in FBS history.

In fact they broke a number of conference records in the process.

Western Michigan and Buffalo are now in a very tight #MACtion matchup in Western New York.

How could anyone pull themselves away from such a slugfest on a handsome afternoon that turned into a gorgeous evening for football at UB Stadium?

13 - Passing touchdowns for both teams for the entire season coming into Saturday. He also caught a two-point conversion.

WMU tight end Donnie Ernsberger (Battle Creek Lakeview) caught a 14-yard touchdown pass in the first overtime.

UB survived its own version of the butt-fumble when Theo Anderson coughed up the ball near the goal line after slamming into guard Tomas Jack-Kurdyla. "We were running out of them", Lester said. "It was definitely a blur". The teams are now in the sixth overtime - it's 59-59.

The woman in an Ernsberger jersey drew a penalty flag and was later ejected from the game.

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

Western Michigan went on to pull out a 71-68 victory.

After that unexpected drama, the game was still a long way from being over.

The game that seemed like it lasted forever ended so abruptly that neither team was quite sure how to respond when it did. Western Michigan's Josh Grant attempted a 52-yarder as time expired but Jarrett Franklin blocked it.

Never mind who won and who lost. It did exactly that, with a 12-yard Jarvion Franklin touchdown run ending the marathon game in the seventh OT.

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