Last play in Northwestern-Ohio State game cost $100 million
October 7, 2013 8:23PM
EVANSTON, IL - OCTOBER 05: Kain Colter #2 of the Northwestern Wildcats reacts after a loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ryan Field on October 5, 2013 in Evanston, Illinois. Ohio State defeated Northwestern 40-30. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Updated: November 9, 2013 6:22AM
The last play from Northwestern’s 40-30 loss Saturday against Ohio State didn’t change the game’s outcome. But it changed the outcome for everyone who had money on the game. Northwestern had the ball on its 8-yard line, trailing 34-30 with five seconds left.
But it changed the outcome for everyone who had money on the game.
Northwestern had the ball on its 8-yard line, trailing 34-30 with five seconds left.Kain Colter completed a short pass to Tony Jones , who lateraled to Venric Mark . Mark fumbled, and the ball was recovered in the end zone by Ohio State for a touchdown, turning a Northwestern cover into an Ohio State cover.Sports gambling expert
R.J. Bell told CBS Sports the play swung an estimated $100 million from bookies to bettors.As
Brent Musburger said during the ABC broadcast, “And you know what? There are some folks who are celebrating, and others who are saying, ‘You got to be kidding me.’ ’’