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This Day in Buffalo Sports History: O.J.'s first big day

   Sept. 28, 1969 -- O.J. Simpson was used to winning when he was a Heisman Trophy winner at Southern California. He had to wait a while to get that winning feeling as a member of the Buffalo Bills.

   Actually, Simpson only lost his first two games with the Bills during his rookie season. Then, Buffalo came through with a 41-28 victory over the Denver Broncos. What's more, Simpson had a lot to do with the victory.

   The rookie ran for 110 yards on 24 carries, his first 100-yard game as a pro. He also caught five passes for 45 yards and a touchdown. 

   The Bills scored 38 points in the middle two periods to win going away. Jack Kemp was 19 for 38 for 249 yards and three touchdowns. Denver's leading rusher was its quarterback; Pete Liske ran for 32 yards.

--- Budd Bailey

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