South Carolina was favored by 3.5 at Mississippi State today, and considering the Bulldogs hadn’t won a game in the SEC yet this season, the betting public loaded up on the Gamecocks. Leading 14-10 with :04 left, the Gamecocks faced a 4th down from their own 4-yard-line.
QB Connor Shaw ran out of the back of the end zone as time expired, resulting in a safety and a 14-12 win for South Carolina. RJ Bell, who runs PreGame.com, estimates that the safety cost gamblers $30 million.
"An estimated $50 million was bet on the game worldwide (estimated $40 million on S.C and $10 million on Miss St.) Meaning the safety on the last play COST bettors an estimated $30 million dollars!"