College football season couldn’t have gotten off a more blistering start. I decided that in order to get into the spirit of competitive football finally being back, I had to throw down a little four-leg parlay, to maximize the amount of games that would be entertaining.
So, I started with one of my favorite picks of the day, the under in the Arizona State game and I snowballed from there. I loved the Clemson over, and I was pretty certain they’d be able to eclipse the 61-point total by themselves. From there, I locked in Utah -6.5 and Cincy -2.5 to round it out. Clemson got some help from the Yellow Jackets; the Sun Devil defense stifled Kent State and the Bearcats avoided a collapse.
Nature, though, almost hurt my haul.
With roughly eight minutes left in the Holy War, the Utes led by 18 points and was about cruise to an easy dub, netting me some cheese in the process. When the game got suspended, three minutes from the 55-minute-mark in which action counts no matter what, I started to panic. It was already 10 p.m., the game was out of reach and there was no point for these teams to even return to the field.
Then, as If by some kind of Mormon Miracle, the thunder ceased and the Cougars of BYU stormed out of the tunnel, back onto the field for eight more minutes. They scored zero points and Utah ran the clock out. It was truly a beautiful gesture by a team that could’ve caused the people who bet against them quite a bit of pain. I’m just grateful spite and vengeance is not their way.
As fun as it all was, I’m hungry for more. I’m probably going to steer away from a four-leg parlay today, because I’m well-aware of the fact that you’re only going to hit on roughly two, maybe three of those in one lifetime. I want to save the other two for later.
Instead, I’m rolling with solo action on three plays that I really like from Saturday. If you’re feeling good about the Nebraska Cornhuskers to score a ton of points, the Florida State Seminoles to be officially #back, or the king underdogs of Liberty University to make things interesting at home against Syracuse, then I have only one thing to say to you.