Ohio State vs Buffalo, Historical Conext
Feel free to browse the Ohio State portion of the site, outlining some of the Buckeyes' achievements over the years.
The other fascinating part of the site is the ability to compare two programs. Naturally, we want to take a look at who is on the schedule, Saturday. Here's a look at the winning percentage comparison between Buffalo and Ohio State:
The Bulls have a surprisingly rich football history, as their program began in 1894 – only four years after the Buckeyes played their first game. At the turn of the century, Buffalo actually had a better winning percentage than Ohio State in four consecutive seasons. From that point forward, the Bulls bested the Bucks in nine total seasons.
It should be noted that Buffalo suspended football operations in 1970. They restarted the program in 1977, dropping to the Division III level. From 1993-1998, Buffalo played in Division I-AA – now known as the Football Championship Subdivision.
They rose to Division I-A in 1999 and have only one winning season at this level – an 8-6 mark in 2008, under Turner Gill.
Also of note: in the early 20th Century, Buffalo was even less successful against Michigan than Ohio State was. In 1901, the Wolverines quickly disposed of the Bulls by a score of 128-0.