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99 for 99 - #16 - Mark Taylor's Career High

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.

November 9, 1996 - Buffalo 35, Maine 31 - Mark Taylor throws for Career High 411 Yards

Mark Taylor set his career high in passing earlier in 1996 with a unremarkable 218 yards against Illinois State. He never put up big numbers during the season as UB relied on the run, and as Taylor battled injuries. Taylor returned for the New Haven game with 1,048 passing yards on the season. In the New Haven game, he threw for 411.

In an aerial game, Taylor did not win the passing battle, that title went to New Haven's Jesse Showeda who threw for 425 yards, but Taylor won the game, leading Buffalo to a 24-20 victory. Taylor led the Bulls down the field late in the 4th quarter and hit Jamie Gasparre from 30 yards out for the game-winning touchdown.

Taylor is perhaps the most unlikely member of the single-game passing record book, with his New Haven effort standing as the #6 highest single-game output in UB history.

For more on the 1996 season, see; Running Downhill, the 1996 Buffalo Bulls Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4