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99 for 99 - #40 - Beginning of the Second UB Era

99 2nd era
99 2nd era

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.

October 16, 1915 - Buffalo 6 - Saint Bonaventure 0 - First Game and Win of the 2nd UB Era

The 99 for 99 logo highlights the four eras of continuous UB football. The second era from 1915-1942 is the second longest era of UB football behind the current era, and unlike the first and third eras, it was not shut down due to lack of interest or leadership, rather it was shut down due to WWII.

Records from the era are spotty but lays out the 1915 season. (My research confirms the 11/20 Rochester game and the Thanksgiving game against Hobart on 11/25.) The site adds a win over Theil, that our media guide does not include.

According to, on October 16, 1915, the UB returned to the field to play Saint Bonaventure. UB won the game 6-0 and finished the season 4-3 in the only season under the 3rd coach in UB history, Frank Pleasant.

The second era of UB football was not particularly successful, producing only 5 winning seasons and 4 winless seasons in 28 years. Overall in the 2nd era, Buffalo went 65-127-13 under the tutelage of 10 coaches.