It was a stark change from previous Western Michigan-Buffalo games, the past two of which were shutouts: a 38-0 Broncos win a year ago and a 33-0 Bulls win in 2013.
Western Michigan football won an epic, seven-overtime game at Buffalo, 71-68, on Saturday.
Seven overtimes in a game is interesting, but a sister on the field is on another level of intriguing.
According to Sports Illustrated, Western Michigan received a 15-yard penalty for the actions of Ernsberger's sister, who was kicked out of the game.
WMU tight end Donnie Ernsberger (Battle Creek Lakeview) caught a 14-yard touchdown pass in the first overtime.
The hosts tied the game 31-31 with 34 seconds remaining, but Western Michigan managed to get into position to win in regulation.
Western Michigan went on to pull out a 71-68 victory.
After 11 years, those games finally have more company, in the form of the highest-scoring game in FBS history.
Both teams scored touchdowns in the second overtime period.
The game that seemed like it lasted forever ended so abruptly that neither team was quite sure how to respond when it did. It did exactly that, with a 12-yard Jarvion Franklin touchdown run ending the marathon game in the seventh OT. Adam Grant missed a 29-yard field goal after a bad snap on the next possession, giving UB yet another chance to win the game.
"This was probably the most exciting game I've ever been a part of", Leipold said, his voice cracking with emotion.