99 for 99 - #37 - UB's First Nationally Televised Game

99 - 1st tv game

99 for 99 takes a look at the 99 biggest moments in UB Football history during this season, the 99th Season of UB Football. These moments are not in any order, however the top 10 moments have been saved for last.

September 19, 1964 - Buffalo 35, Boston University 0 - UB's First Nationally Televised Game

On September 19, 2012, the Buffalo Bulls host the Kent State Golden Eagles Flashes in a nationally televised ESPNU game. 48 years ago to the date, UB played their first nationally televised game, in Boston against the Boston University Terriers.

Buffalo was ready for prime time, the defense shutout the Terriers, forcing 3 turnovers that led to Buffalo scores. Quarterback Don Gilbert threw for two touchdowns, and fullback Dennis Przykuta ran for two touchdowns in the 35-0 rout.

The match up pitted two teams at a crossroads: Boston’s trustees voted to de-emphasize football, deciding to no longer play top level competition, Buffalo meanwhile looked to soar to the top of the sport. Offenhamer remarked his hope of playing games against Syracuse, Penn State and Ohio State.

Ironically Boston would play for another 33 years before ultimately ending football, while Buffalo’s football program would only last for 6 more years.

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