College football history was made on Saturday, when No. 2 Clemson, No. 3 Michigan, and No. 4 Washington all lost on the same day. One college football bettor in Nevada cashed in.
Jeff Swartzlander, a resident of the state where sports gambling is legal, placed a parlay bet on Iowa to beat Michigan, Pitt to beat Clemson, and USC to beat Washington straight up. If all three won, he would collect at 396-1 odds.
The college football bettor explained his thought process to ESPN's Darren Rovell.
"I didn't think it was that crazy," Swartzlander said. "Clemson was looking vulnerable all season, USC was the hottest team in college football outside of Alabama, and Iowa was at home for a night game."
Turns out, that was all pretty sound. The only downside, if you can call it that, was the bet itself. Swartzlander only collected $792 on the bet, according to Rovell, meaning he only laid $2. We doubt he's too broken up about it.
Saturday was the first time in 31 years that Nos. 2, 3, and 4 in the country all fell on the same weekend. The fact that all happened in relatively quick succession made it an even wilder night, just when the College Football Playoff race looked like it was going to be somewhat predictable.
Buy yourself something nice, Jeff, you deserve it.