Ursinus beats Millersville in season opener in 5 overtimes

The college football season is in full swing and it won’t be a surprise to see a few overtime games this season. Thursday night, we got our first one of the season, but it wasn’t between two big name schools.

Division III Ursinus and Division II Millersville were in the middle of a scoreless battle through four quarters before they went to overtime. According to College Football Talk, the two teams needed five overtimes to decide the winner of the game.

This game was the longest overtime game since a 2013 game between Buffalo and Stony Brook. The low scoring affair saw Ursinus win 17-9 after quarterback Sal Bello hit Carmen Fortino with a two-point conversion after a touchdown run by Corey Kelly.

In the first, third, and fourth overtimes, both teams connected on field goals with them both missing field goals in the second session. This was truly a game that people either absolutely hated because of it being so low scoring or everyone loved because of it being so exciting.

These two small schools from Pennsylvania have set the bar pretty high for the rest of the season. I’m sure the big name schools won’t disappoint.

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to Centennial

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