LSU closed as a 13-point favorite across the betting market and was one of the most popular college football bets on Saturday, attracting 80% of spread tickets with 71% of actual money wagered in its matchup with Arkansas.
Leading, 24-17, and driving with just over a minute remaining, Tigers running back Nick Brossette slid at the 1-yard line to keep the clock running and prevent a sure touchdown that would have likely covered the 13-point spread.
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The problem is, Brossette slid short of the goal line TWICE. I don’t think it takes a true genius to understand what he was doing. He was shaving the points so LSU wouldn’t cover. I believe the NCAA will end up investigating LSU and Brossette, as it has already been rumored. He could’ve easily waltzed right in to the end zone, but didn’t. The sketchiest sequence of events that I have ever witnessed in sports.
The Tigers went on to win 24-17 in Fayetteville. LSU will play Rice next Saturday in Baton Rouge where they are a 44 point favorite according to BetOnline. The NCAA will have their eyes on this one.