1958 Buffalo Bulls football team

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1958 Buffalo Bulls football
1958 record8–1
Head coachDick Offenhamer (4th season)
Home stadiumRotary Field
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The 1958 Buffalo Bulls football team represented the University at Buffalo in the 1958 NCAA College Division football season. The Bulls offense scored 236 points while the defense allowed 101 points. The team won the Lambert Cup, emblematic of supremacy in Eastern U.S. small-college football. The Bulls were invited to play in the 1958 Tangerine Bowl against Florida State. The team voted to turn down the bowl invitation after learning that they would be allowed to participate only if the team's two black players, back-up defensive end Mike Wilson and starting halfback Willie Evans, did not play in the game. The 1958 Bulls team was profiled on ESPN's Outside the Lines in 2008.[1] Buffalo would not be invited to or be bowl-eligible for another 50 years.


September 27at HarvardW 6–3
October 4at CortlandCortland, NYW 7–6
October 11at Western ReserveCleveland, OHW 19–6
October 18Baldwin–Wallacedagger
L 0–26
October 25Columbia
  • Rotary Field
  • Buffalo, NY
W 34–14
November 1Temple
  • Rotary Field
  • Buffalo, NY
W 54–6
November 8at Wayne State (MI)Detroit, MIW 44–14
November 15at LehighW 34–26
November 22Bucknell
  • Rotary Field
  • Buffalo, NY
W 38–0
  • daggerHomecoming


  1. ^ Eric Neel, "All or Nothing", ESPN.com, retrieved November 20, 2008.