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The Baylor Bears closed on FanDuel Sportsbook at +7 for the first quarter of their game against the Oklahoma Sooners this afternoon. For a game where Oklahoma starting quarterback Kyler Murray  didn't start, it seemed like a solid bet. Murray ended up missing just the first series, which accounted for less than two minutes of game time.


The reason it only accounted for two minutes is because Baylor muffed the punt after Oklahoma's first drive, with the Sooners recovering the ball inside Baylor's 10-yard line. Murray then threw a TD pass on his second play to put Oklahoma up 7-0.


The next series, Baylor committed three penalties, which led to a punt. Oklahoma proceeded to march down the field and score another touchdown, bringing the score to 14-0 before anyone could realize what was happening.


Finally, down by two touchdowns, Baylor put together a solid drive and scored a touchdown near the end of the first quarter.

Bettors thought they were going home with at least a push. All the Bears had to do was knock in the chip-shot extra point.

The kick went up ... and missed by a mile.

The quarter ended at 14-6 for a gut-wrenching loss for bettors that backed the Bears early.


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