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.