Insane Mississippi State-Illinois Ending Was Heaven or Hell for Bettors

Kyle Koster
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Mississippi State was favored by four points against Illinois in the Reliaquest Bowl. Illini backers thought they had things covered after the Bulldogs booted a go-ahead field goal to make it 13-10 with four seconds left. But then sports happened as Illinois ran what looked to be a productive lateral play for a while after the final whistle. One that ended in disaster as Mississippi State scooped up a fumble and took it all the way back for a score. It was one of those slow-moving, out-of-body experiences that either elated or deflated based on where a person's money was invested.

Adding to the confusion was a bit of a dustup after the touchdown, as well as a flag that was ultimately revealed to be for an illegal Illini block.

Never gamble, kids. Or always gamble. Lessons are all about one's perspective.

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