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Buffalo and Western Michigan were tied, 31-31, at the end of regulation in a regular-season meeting last year. Had the FBS (then Division I-A) not eliminated the possibility of tie games by instituting overtime years earlier, the game would've been over and we wouldn't have witnessed the highest-scoring game (71-68) in FBS history, courtesy of seven overtimes.
When did the FBS institute overtime?
It was first instituted for conference championship games, followed by bowl games a few years later. And regular-season overtime did not begin until a year after that. Any of the three answers are acceptable.
1992 (Conference Championships), 1995 (Bowl Games), 1996 (Regular Season)
High school overtime was first introduced in Kansas in 1971 and the NCAA's first overtime game was played in 1976 but it wasn't until 1992 that Division I-A added overtime for conference championships. Three years later, overtime could be played in bowl games (Toledo's 40-37 win over Nevada in the 1995 Las Vegas Bowl was the first-ever overtime game), and in 1996, all regular-season games that ended in a tie would be decided in overtime.
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