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.
A last-second touchdown from Ohio State means the 68.5 Over hits 😎
— NBC Sports Bet (@NBCSportsBet) October 24, 2020
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.