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UB forces WMU to seven overtimes, fall in heartbreaker

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Posted at 11:41 PM, Oct 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-07 23:41:04-04

It was the highest-scoring game in FBS history but unfortunately for the UB Bulls, they couldn't pull out a win.

The Bulls fell to Western Michigan at home, 71-68, in a seven-overtime game that lasted around five hours.

UB fell behind early after WMU built a 10-0 lead. Bulls scored 14 straight points and trailed 17-14 at the half.

WMU failed to make a field goal at the end of regulation that sent the game into overtime. Seven overtimes later, the Broncos reached the endzone to win it after the Bulls settled for a field goal.

Backup QB Drew Anderson had a record-breaking night. He completed 36 of 51 passes for nearly 600 yards and 7 touchdowns. He set a school record for most passing yards in a single game. Starting QB Tyree Jackson has been out for two weeks following a knee injury.

The loss drops the Bulls to 3-3 on the season. They're back in action next Saturday when they host Northern Illinois.