College football is simply the best.
Example No. 18, 485? In the first overtime of Western Michigan’s wild MACtion romp with Buffalo, tight end Donnie Ernsberger scored on a 14-yard touchdown pass that, with the successful extra point, sent the game into a second overtime. What made this post-worthy is the fact that, apparently, Ernsberger’s sister came onto the field during the game to give her brother a celebratory hug.
I don’t care who you are — well, unless you’re an Ernsberger — that’s flat awesome.
As for the game itself? It went on for six additional overtimes after the Hug Hear ‘Round the MAC, with WMU winning 71-68 in the seventh overtime on a Jarvion Franklin 12-yard touchdown run. Bulls quarterback Drew Anderson passed 597 yards and seven touchdowns, both school records, in a losing effort.
The seven-overtime game, incidentally, tied the FBS all-time record as well, matching 2001 Arkansas-Ole Miss, 2003 Arkansas-Kentucky and 2006 Florida International-North Texas. The 139 combined points and the 68 points by the losing team also broke the previous FBS records.