Bettors sound off on social media about Nick Brosette's decision to slide instead of score
Somewhat surprisingly, LSU-Arkansas was decided by only seven points. A late score by the Razorbacks cut it to 24-17, which would end up being the final score.
However, it could have very easily been 31-17. With roughly one minute left on the clock, LSU RB Nick Brosette ran the ball right up to the goal line. Instead of scoring, he decided to stop in front of the goal line to allow LSU to run out the clock instead of giving Arkansas another chance to score (albeit down 13 or 14 points depending on the PAT).
Another moment sports bettors will never forget
Spread: LSU -13pic.twitter.com/EqYms3yEMU
— The Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) November 11, 2018
Obviously the end of LSU/Ark is coming Monday on Bad Beats. What was bizarre was he tried NOT to score twice, then tried TO score on the third one. I gave out Arkansas in Winners, so I'm not complaining. Just awfully confused.
— Scott Van Pelt (@notthefakeSVP) November 11, 2018
Brosette, meanwhile, says he was just being a team player and focused on getting the win:
Being a team player and getting out with an W! 🤷♂️
— Nick Brossette (@NBrossette) November 11, 2018
There was a run before that it looked like Brosette could have scored and there was a run after in which LSU actually tried to score, but it’s arguably the above run and its ending that will sting the most for bettors.
That LSU-Arkansas ending, from a gambling perspective, was absolutely bonkers. I think Coach O must have had LSU -13. And his running backs had Arkansas +13. Only explanation.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) November 11, 2018
— Preston Guy (@PGuy_77) November 11, 2018
nick brosette 100% had money on the game, if LSU wanted to run out the clock, they would have been in the victory formation brosette slid TWICE inside the 5, the guy was blatantly trying NOT TO SCORE, that alone should merit an investigation by the feds
— Pappanastos (@teslarians) November 11, 2018
@NCAA i demand an investigation of nick brosette for the obvious point-shaving that just took place in the LSU game
— cam (@campxxle) November 11, 2018
— REvANS (@REvANSIsland) November 11, 2018
if I put money on this game knowing the point spread was 13.5 points and Nick Brosette cost me my money i’d be PISSED
— taylor benoit (@taylormbenoit99) November 11, 2018
INDICT BROSETTE FOR THAT SLID
— Nick N. (@Vak___) November 11, 2018
Who cares? People that bet LSU, and yes it shouldn’t have come down to that, but it’s a horrible way to lose a bet… He slid twice instead of scoring…
— Coach O’s Binder (@TheCoachOBinder) November 11, 2018
Remind me to never bet again!! I’m looking at an easy win with LSU right at the goal line and 2 damn times in a row, LSU running back deliberately slides to the ground with a wide open end zone 1 yard in front of him and I lose 👿
— Gerard (@FDNYCapt) November 11, 2018
You want to feed my kids? Because that is what I was trying to do with LSU -13
— bet2eat (@bet2eat) November 11, 2018
— The Derek (@DieselD321) November 11, 2018
#LSU running back just killed a lot of bets. Including mine. Wow.
— Josh Thoms (@jtscribble17) November 11, 2018
— Romonjo (@_Romonjo_) November 11, 2018