As expected, Alabama cruised to an easy victory over Florida Atlantic on Saturday. The Crimson Tide ended up winning 41-0 in a game that was shortened due to inclement weather. FAU had no problem calling the game early because they stood no chance of coming back, but anyone who bet on Alabama was left seeing red.
No, not the good kind.
The game was stopped because of lightning with 7:53 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. If you bet on the game, you probably got Alabama laying somewhere between 40 or 41 points. Even if you had them at -41, the Tide were on the FAU 4-yard line at the time the weather arrived and were almost certainly going to score another touchdown and cover the spread. Too bad, because any game that doesn’t go at least 55 minutes is considered no contest.
In other words, all of the wagers were cancelled. Anyone who was brave enough to bet on FAU was probably dancing in their seat, but those who bet on Alabama got screwed. I suppose no action is better than some of the other bad beats we have shown you over the years, but what are the odds of a football game being called early due to weather? It almost never happens. If you bet on Bama, we feel your pain.