The wildest game of Saturday’s college football slate came from a game hidden deep into the selections on ESPN+.

The Eastern Kentucky Colonels took down the Bowling Green Falcons 59-57 in seven overtimes, in a game that took four and a half hours.

At seven overtimes, it’s only topped by Illinois’ nine-overtime victory over Penn State in 2021.

Oh, and Eastern Kentucky — who entered the game as a 7.5-point underdog — is an FCS program, while Bowling Green — a member of the MAC — is part of the FBS.

Eastern Kentucky sent the game to overtime with a touchdown — followed by the game-tying extra point — to beat the fourth-quarter buzzer.

In the third overtime, Eastern Kentucky converted the game-tying two-point conversion on an 18-yard pass.

And in the fifth overtime, Eastern Kentucky ran a hilarious play in an attempt to win the game. The play failed.

Finally, in the seventh overtime, the Colonels came through and completed a wacky walk-off victory.

Eastern Kentucky trailed the game 10-0 in the first quarter, before erupting for a 24-points second quarter that gave the Colonels a 24-17 lead at halftime.

Here’s a look at how the college football world is reacting to Eastern Kentucky’s upset victory in a seven-overtime marathon:

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