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This Day in Buffalo Sports History: Home cooking

   October 23, 1960 -- The Bills still hadn't won a home game at this point in their first season, losing their first three starts at War Memorial Stadium. They changed that in a big way on this date.

   Wray Carlton scored three touchdowns (all on pass receptions) in the first half alone as Buffalo jumped out to a 28-7 halftime lead, and coasted to a 38-9 win over the Oakland Raiders.

   Johnny Green had another touchdown pass (Elbert Dubenion) to run his total to four for the game. Green scored the other Buffalo TD on a 2-yard run.

   "Everything went right," Green said. "Wray caught a couple of passes out on the right side. The coverage wasn't there, so he came open and scored."

   The win improved the Bills' record to 2-4 on the season. Too bad a crowd of only 8,876 was there for the game, as heavy rain kept the fans home.

--- Budd Bailey


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Budd Bailey

Budd Bailey

Budd Bailey has served in a variety of roles in Buffalo sports in the past 35 years, including reporter, talk-show host, baseball announcer, public relations staffer and author. He covers the Bandits and running for The News when not working as an editor.