- Scott Van Pelt will do this in a much more entertaining way on his weekly “Bad Beats” segment, but Saturday was so wild that I had to weigh in and show you four truly spectacular backdoor covers.
First up we have Alabama -25 against South Carolina. The Crimson Tide were leading 47-16 for a nice cover with just 15 seconds remaining. Then this happened.
Final score 47-23 as the Gamecocks storm through the backdoor.
On the 1-10 pain scale for Crimson Tide backers, this gets a 7 since it was just an 11-yard touchdown.
Next up: Syracuse +28 vs. Clemson. The Tigers led 34-6 with 58 seconds left when they had a 2nd-and-7 from their own 43-yard line. You figure two runs and everyone goes home with a push. As the great Lee Corso says, “not so fast.” The Clemson running back busts one up the middle and takes it 57 yards for the touchdown to hand Orangemen backers a loss. Final score 41-6.
On the 1-10 pain scale, this is a solid 8.5 for anyone who bet ‘Cuse.
Next up: Kentucky +8 vs. Florida, over/under 48.5. The Gators held just a one-point lead when they had a 3rd-and-6 from their own 24 with 44 seconds left in the game. One-stop and the Wildcats cover. But it’s not that easy. Florida’s Josh Hammond takes a handoff and breaks free 76 yards for a touchdown.
Final score: Florida 29-Kentucky 21. Wildcats bettors end up with a push and under bettors end up broke. Read More