S. Carolina Safety Costs Bettors Big
Steve Spurrier’s decision to have quarterback Connor Shaw take a safety at the end of South Carolina’s 14-12 victory over Mississippi State cost gamblers millions of dollars, according to PreGame.com.
The Gamecocks faced a fourth down from their own 4-yard line with four seconds left and decided to run the ball out of the back of the end zone as time expired instead of risking a punt.
PreGame.com said that $50 million was bet on the game worldwide, $40 million of which was placed on South Carolina, which was a 3.5-point favorite. That means Shaw’s safety cost
Vegas bettors a cool $30 million.