NCAA football betting: Bettor turns $50 into more than $10K via 10-team parlay

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There weren’t too many upsets on Saturday in college football, but a few of the upsets that did take place helped one bettor at BetMGM turn $50 into more than $10,000.

A bettor put down $50 on a 10-team moneyline parlay on Saturday’s action:

  • No. 4 Ohio State (-3333) vs. Michigan State

  • No. 5 Texas A&M (-227) vs. Auburn

  • Texas (-278) vs. Kansas State

  • No. 12 Indiana (+400) vs. No. 16 Wisconsin

  • No. 9 Iowa State (-222) vs. West Virginia

  • No. 18 Coastal Carolina (+300) vs. No. 13 BYU

  • San Jose State (-125) vs. Hawaii

  • No. 3 Clemson (-3333) vs. Virginia Tech

  • No. 1 Alabama (-3333) vs. LSU

  • UCLA (+115) vs. Arizona State

Most of the favorites won easily. Ohio State, Texas, Iowa State, Clemson and Alabama all won in blowout fashion. San Jose State held a single-digit lead for most of the third quarter against Hawaii before pulling away in an eventual 35-24 victory.

Texas A&M trailed Auburn 20-14 entering the fourth quarter but ended up scoring the game’s final 17 points in a 31-20 victory. The six-point deficit flipped to a one-point lead when a Kellen Mond pass tipped off the hands of Auburn’s Zakoby McClain and into the arms of Aggies tight end Jalen Wydermyer for a touchdown.

Coastal Carolina’s goal-line tackle keeps parlay alive

As expected, the three underdogs were the toughest parts of the parlay to win.

The Coastal Carolina vs. BYU game was the best game of the day, and it came down to the final play. The game wasn’t finalized until Wednesday, and BYU was a 10.5-point road favorite despite the cross-country travel.

Coastal’s defense flustered star BYU quarterback Zach Wilson all afternoon, but Wilson had a chance in the final minute. Down 22-17, the Cougars regained possession with 55 seconds remaining. Wilson quickly moved BYU into striking distance, with a play from the 18-yard line with three seconds left. Wilson connected with receiver Dax Milne, who caught a bullet pass in stride but was tackled by safety Mateo Sudipo at the one-yard line to seal the win and keep the parlay alive.

In the Big Ten, Indiana was a 12-point road underdog against Wisconsin. Indiana was playing its first game since losing starting quarterback Michael Penix Jr. to a season-ending knee injury, but backup Jack Tuttle filled in admirably. Tuttle threw two touchdown passes to help the Hoosiers open up a 14-3 lead early in the second half.

The defense held on from there, finally sealing the 14-6 victory by stopping Wisconsin on fourth down just outside the red zone with 46 seconds remaining.

Parlay came down to #Pac12AfterDark

With nine wins in the book, just one game remained late Saturday night: UCLA at Arizona State.

Arizona State, on the heels of a COVID-19 outbreak, hadn’t played since Nov. 7 but was still a three-point favorite at home against UCLA. The underdog Bruins took a 17-3 into halftime, but the Sun Devils fought back and took an 18-17 lead with 4:26 remaining.

The bettor’s parlay all came down to this, and Chip Kelly’s team came through. The Bruins advanced deep into ASU territory without much resistance and eventually retook the lead on a Demetric Felton touchdown run with 1:09 to play.

Down 25-18, ASU still had another chance but the UCLA defense got pressure on Jayden Daniels and forced a turnover on downs near midfield.

UCLA’s win completed the parlay and turned a $50 investment into $10,916.83.

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