In arguably the most anticipated game of the day last Saturday, the Ohio State Buckeyes kept their national title hopes alive by upending probably their toughest conference opponent, the Northwestern Wildcats 40-30.
Now, to a lot of Buckeyes’ fans, the score really makes no difference. They need to remain undefeated to have a prayer of playing for the crystal ball in January, and they did exactly that.
But people in Las Vegas who laid their hard-earned money on this game? Well, a lot of them were not so happy.
In case you missed it, Ohio State only hit 40 points due to capitalizing on a failed lateral attempt by Northwestern as time expired. Ohio State freshman defensive lineman Joey Bosa jumped on the ball in the end zone and gave Ohio State the six.
The problem was, Ohio State was anywhere from 5.5 to 6.5 point favorites. For those of you that understand sports betting, you realize that this created a huge problem on the strip.
How big, or expensive, of a problem was it? How about a $100 million problem:
— Bruce Feldman (@BFeldmanCBS) October 7, 2013