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Ohio State's Garbage Time Touchdown Had Huge Betting Implications

Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields, a Big Ten football star, on the field.

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - DECEMBER 28: Justin Fields #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on against the Clemson Tigers in the first half during the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl at State Farm Stadium on December 28, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Those who were expecting the Ohio State Buckeyes to take down the Nebraska Cornhuskers in a high-scoring affair are feeling a bit fortunate on Saturday afternoon.

Heading into the game, Ohio State was a 26-point favorite, with the over/under on the game set at 68 points in most books. Nebraska stayed competitive through the first half, making fans who bet both the Buckeyes and the over sweat a bit.

With just under 10 minutes to play, Justin Fields found Jaxon Smith-Njigba for an incredible touchdown to give the Buckeyes a 45-17 lead.

But the real controversy came when Jack Miller III scored a meaningless touchdown with just 18 seconds to play, giving Ohio State a 52-17 lead. That score meant that 69 points had been scored in the contest - hitting the over.

It's one of those plays that most fans won't remember. People who bet the game will.

Betting the over/under is always a risky proposition. Sometimes you can win or lose on a meaningless score late in the game.

Ohio State, after the win, is now 1-0 on the season with a trip to Penn State coming up next week. The Buckeyes will need to win that one to keep pace with Alabama and Clemson.