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.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bull Run

You must be a member of Bull Run to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bull Run. You should read them.

Join Bull Run

You must be a member of Bull Run to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bull Run. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker