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WMU Beats Buffalo in 7-OT Marathon

The Western Michigan team warms up before the game between Western Michigan and Ball State on Saturday Sept. 30 2017 at Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo Mich

Western Michigan pulled off quite the dramatic late-game touchdown against Buffalo on Saturday.

Saturday's game between Western Michigan and Buffalo was a wild one, not only because of the fact that the game required multiple overtimes to be decided but also a weird touchdown celebration.

Less than a year after Pitt and Syracuse set the FBS single-game scoring record, Western Michigan and Buffalo broke the mark by two points. The Bulls responded, and then scored again in the fifth overtime.

597 - Passing yards for Buffalo quarterback Drew Anderson against Western Michigan. Johnson finished with 11 catches for 195 yards and two TDs, Holsey had six catches for 143 yards and one score and Osborn had seven receptions for 138 yards three touchdowns.

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

2 - Western Michigan players over 100 yards rushing; Franklin with 176 and LeVante Bellamy with 131. Seconds later, his sister joined the team on the sideline to celebrate - even though the game hadn't ended. It did exactly that, with a 12-yard Jarvion Franklin touchdown run ending the marathon game in the seventh OT.

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.

"I don't think we played well", Lester said, "but we just kept battling and found a way to win".