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This Day in Buffalo Sports History: Down to the wire

   November 14, 1965 -- The Bills cut it mightly close on this day.

   Buffalo was playing the Raiders in Oakland, the second game of four straight on the road. The Bills gave up an early 41-yard scoring run to Clem Daniels, one of the AFL's best runners, but they tied the game in the second quarter on a 1-yard run by Billy Joe.

   Early in the fourth quarter, Daniels scored again. He caught a 25-yard touchdown pass from Dick Wood. But the Bills had some fight left. Pete Gogolak kicked a 37-yard field goal .

   Then Joe tallied on yet another 1-yard run. The score came with seven seconds left and capped a 62-yard drive. When Gogolak added the extra point, the Bills had a 17-14 lead.

   Buffalo moved to 8-2 on the season with the win. The Bills only had 223 total yards for the game. Joe ran 11 times for 23 yards, while Jack Kemp was 11 for 33 for 142 yards and two interceptions.

--- 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.