Big loss: Bettor reportedly loses $65K after Arkansas State defeated Kansas State
Kansas State’s loss to Arkansas State wasn’t just heartbreaking for the Wildcats players, coaches and fans on Saturday, it was devastating to the bank account of a big-time bettor.
According to Darren Rovell of Action Network, one bettor placed $65,000 on Kansas State to defeat Arkansas State straight up — not requiring the Wildcats to cover the spread but merely win the game. But when time expired, the Red Wolves were ahead on the scoreboard 35-31.
Had Kansas State won the game, the bettor would have received $13,000. Instead, he loses all $65,000.
BIG BET ALERT: A bettor has wagered $65,000 on Kansas State to beat Arkansas State straight up at @BetMGM.
Would net $13,000.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) September 12, 2020
The bet looked good for awhile in Manhattan, as Kansas State jumped out to a 21-7 lead in the first half. But a 21-0 run from Arkansas State gave the Red Wolves an advantage for the first time on the afternoon. The two teams continued to battle into the fourth quarter.
K-State took a 31-28 lead late in the game, but Arkansas State answered with a go-ahead touchdown with less than 30 seconds on the clock. The Wildcats had one last opportunity to score a game-winning touchdown, but the final pass fell incomplete.
This should serve as a friendly reminder that there are no guarantees in sports.