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99 for 99 - #41 - Great Scott! and the Shootout at New Haven

Great Scott!
Great Scott!

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 12, 1992 - Buffalo 48 - New Haven 69 - Cliff Scott Throws for 490 as UB and New Haven Combine for 17 Touchdowns

If there was any question whether Cliff Scott, the 1991 ECAC Rookie of the Year, would have a Sophomore slump, the New Haven game offered a definitive no. Scott threw for 490 yards, setting the UB record for passing yards in a game that still stands today. The shootout game featured 1,375 yards and 17 touchdowns, Scott added 46 rushing yards to set the record for offensive yards by one player in a single game with 536.

As a team the Bulls also set the record for most TDs in a game with 8, which still stands thanks to UB taking their foot off the gas against Morgan State last week as they scored 8 TDs in 3 quarters. Scott went 29-51, the 5th most passing attempts in UB history and threw the second most passing TDs in UB history with 5. Doc Smith was the biggest beneficiary of the aerial circus, catching 7 balls for 178 yards, the 4th best receiving day in UB history.

Scott a four-year starter at UB, held most of UB's records before Drew Willy re-wrote the book in the late 2000's. Scott was also a proficient runner, and ranks 4th in career rushing attempts with 515. No one has caused more celebrations than Scott, who has 63 total touchdowns, (20 rushing and 43 passing) #1 in UB history.

Despite the offensive fireworks, the Bulls were over matched from the start. New Haven went 12-0 in 1992 outscoring opponents on average 46-17 before finally losing in the semi-finals of the Division II playoffs.