I was sitting on the edge of my bed watching a college football game. I don't think I was breathing. My body was halfway off the end of the bed as if I was ready to jump up cheering at any moment. Or, it could have been to slide off the bed in despair, but I didn't want to think about that at that moment.
There were 4 minutes and 17 seconds left in the game. Tavon Austin, a wide receiver at West Virginia, had 3 receptions in the game. I needed him to get under 4.5 receptions.
My bet was looking good, but West Virginia was down by 6 and they had the ball. West Virginia was driving down the field. Of course, they were going to try and find Tavon Austin. He was their star. He was their go-to guy.
I thought, "He is a short route receiver, and they need to get down the field right now, so my bet looks good."
Then I thought, "Why is Syracuse playing back so far?"
Just then, Tavon Austin catches his fourth reception. I hate the prevent defense!
There are 3 minutes and 11 seconds left in the game, and Austin can't get another reception.
This particular game was played in November of 2011. As you may know, Tavon Austin went on to sign a 150 million contract in 2017 with the Saint Louis Rams. As you may not know, however, in November of 2011, I was already up close to $20,000 betting on player props.
What happened to Tavon Austin in the West Virginia/Syracuse game in 2011? Let's find out!…
Tavon Austin was a beast at West Virginia. He averaged 4.7 receptions a game and had six 100 yard games in 2011. And, Syracuse is playing a prevent defense. I hate the prevent defense!
With 2:42 left in the game - 1st down and 10 - A ball is caught for 7 yards, but it's not Tavon Austin. I slide further down the edge of the bed.
With 2:09 left in the game - 2nd down and 3 - A long pass down the sidelines...Incomplete. I'm now standing.
With 2:01 left in the game - 3rd down and 3 - The quarterback scrambles out of the pocket, throws over the middle to Tavon Austin…Incomplete. I can’t cheer yet.
It's now 4th down and three yards to go. This could be the last important play of the game for my bet. They are going to Tavon Austin; I can feel it.
The ball is hiked...
It's a short out route to Austin...
The ball hits Austins's fingertips and flies out of bounce! The ball was slightly overthrown and it's incomplete!
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