Florida State University vs Clemson Bad Beat College Football Picks
This isn’t so much a bad beat of the week as it is a bad beat of the century. If you watched college football on Saturday you know I’m talking about Florida State +9.5. If you somehow managed not to see how this game ended, allow me to recap it for you.
Florida State covered every snap of this back-and-forth game. In fact, they even took a 20-17 lead with about seven minutes left after a fumble was returned for a touchdown. After this, the two teams traded three and outs until around the three minute mark.
With 2:53 left in the game, Clemson running back Will Shipley took a 21 yard run to the house to give the Tigers a 24-20 lead. Still not a big deal for FSU bettors. Covering with less than three minutes left in the game, it would take a miracle for Clemson to cover this spread.
The two squads traded punts again, which allowed the Seminoles one last chance to leave South Carolina with a win. FSU took over at their own nine with 23 seconds left and immediately completed a 24 yard pass on the first play. The next pass fell incomplete so it was down to this play to decide the outcome.
Rather than attempt a Hail Mary or some other play down field, the Noles attempted the ole lateral until someone can find the end zone play. A backyard-style play that usually results in the team throwing the ball around for a few seconds until it falls harmlessly to the turf. Well this play was anything but harmless.
The first pass was caught just past the 40 and was immediately lateralled a few yards back. Then, for some unknown reason, this receiver decided to lateral it back about 20 yards and it sailed over the QB’s head. Uh oh.
Quarterback Jordan Travis picked it up around his own 15. He was immediately pressured so he lateralled again across the field where it was broken up at the 10 and rolled five yards back.
Rather than just fall on it to end the game, defender Barrett Carter scooped it up and dove into the end zone. Touchdown, zeros on the clock, final score 30-20.
There were 131 official snaps in this game. Florida State was covering every single one of those and still failed to cover the 9.5 when it was all said and done. A more horrific beat I cannot recall. To make matters worse, this unnecessary touchdown cashed the over (47.5) as well. Please, if you haven’t yet, hug your friends who had Florida State and the under.
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