Baylor vs TCU Overtime Score Kills Under Bettors After Low-Scoring Regulation

Dan Israeli
Baylor v TCU
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Bettors who took the under in today's college football game between Baylor and TCU were hit with a pretty brutal bad beat. After regulation ended in a 9-9 tie, the final score of the Big 12 matchup was 29-23, with Baylor prevailing with a touchdown in triple overtime.

With an over/under total of 49 points, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, that number was eclipsed on the game-winning score.

For a game that saw no touchdowns scored through the first four quarters, bettors likely weren't sweating overtime. One score could end the game, but alas the Bears and Horned Frogs traded touchdowns through the first two extra frames, which brought the score to 23-23 heading into the third overtime.

Baylor TCU Final Score

At that point, the game was inevitably going to hit the over with only a field goal needed to hit 49 total points. Baylor scored another touchdown in triple overtime on a four-yard touchdown pass from Charlie Brewer to Denzel Mims, and after a failed two-point attempt, TCU was unable to match with another TD of their own, resulting in a 29-23 win for Baylor.

College Football Overtime Rules

While college football has employed its overtime rules for 23 years now, in which each team gets a possession starting from the opposing 25-yard line, a new wrinkle was added in 2019. That rule change, which would have come into play in a fifth overtime, puts the ball on the 3-yard line for each two-point conversion attempt.

This game never got there, but it did go on just long enough to cause one of the worst bad beats of the 2019 college football season.

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