The backdoor cover occurred Monday night in the college football national title game when Clemson’s Jordan Leggett pulled in a 24-yard touchdown pass from Deshaun Watson with 12 seconds to go in Glendale, Ariz.
No, the Tigers didn’t win. They lost 45-40 to the Alabama Crimson Tide, but Leggett’s TD cost gamblers a lot of money.
Most sports books favored Alabama by 6½ points. So to win a bet on the Tide, they would need to beat the Tigers by at least seven points.
When Heisman winner Derrick Henry scored from the 1 with 1:07 to go for the Tide, Alabama bettors were sitting pretty with a 45-33 lead. FOX Sports’ Jason Whitlock was feeling good about his decision, too.
Most shocking thing about tonight is I wanted to bet Clemson but stood down out of discipline and common sense. #Proud