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99 for 99 - #74: End of the 2nd UB Era, Beginning of the 3rd UB Era

2nd era/3rd era
2nd era/3rd era

99 for 99 takes a look at the 99 biggest moments in UB Football history in anticipation of the 99th Season of UB Football which begins on September 1st, 2012. These moments are not in any order, however the top 10 moments have been saved for last.

UB 1st Era (1894-1903)

Last game of the 2nd UB era 2 (1915-1942) Buffalo 13, Rensselaer 0

The 1942 UB Bulls finished the season with a 13-0 Victory against Rensselaer to finish 6-2 on the season. The Bulls finished the season with back to back shutouts. With war looming, many young athletes answered the call of duty and begin to enlist in the Army.

The Army banned trainees from participating in intercollegiate athletics, therefore many teams did not have the manpower to field teams. UB, would not field a team for 3 years. In the meantime, The Army football team was allowed to participate as normal, unsurprisingly, Army won 3 straight national championships between '44 and '46.

The 28 seasons of Bison and Bull football in UB's 2nd era produced a 72-134-13 record and 4 winning seasons under 10 coaches.

First game of the 3rd UB era (1946-1970) September 28, 1946 Buffalo 40, Moravian 7

7,000 fans came to Civic Stadium to welcome UB Football back to Buffalo. The Bulls picked up where they left of in 1942, led by Jim Peele. The Bulls would go 7-2, and again shut out their final 2 opponents. Under the guidance of Jim Peele, the 3rd era of UB football was Buffalo's golden age. The Bulls started the era with 5 straight winning seasons.