Last night’s Belk Bowl between Duke and Cincinnati was tied with 90 seconds remaining. But for gamblers, it looked like the game was already over. That is, until a crazy three-touchdown swing changed the outcome and delivered a bad beat for the ages.
Duke was inside the five yard line and appeared like they were going to score a touchdown and take a late lead. But with Cincy favoured by 7.5-10.5 points (depending on where you looked), it would have meant a three-score lead for those that had money riding on Duke.
Instead, Duke fumbled the ball, giving it back to Cincinnati. And after converting a first down, the Bearcats connected on a long touchdown pass to take the lead. Not good for Duke. But for the gamblers, they still had a 0.5-3.5 point lead as Duke moved into position for a Hail Mary with less than 30 seconds remaining.
That’s when the Duke quarterback got hit on a pass, Cincinnati intercepted and returned it for a touchdown, creating the ultimate heartbreak loss for those with a little on the side…