Bad Beat: Cincinnati Passes Up On Easy Score Late, Doesn’t Cover Point Spread

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There are things called “bad beats” in gambling. If you are wondering what that term means, look no further than what happened in the Cincinnati-UCF game on Saturday.

The Bearcats were favored by four points against the Golden Knights. With under two minutes to go in the game, Cincinnati had the ball on the five-yard line going in on first-and-goal. They were only up three points.

That means anyone who had taken the Bearcats were looking for another score, and it looked like they were about to get it. Running back Gerrid Doaks took the handoff and was heading for an easy score, but he elected to go down on the one-yard line instead.

Check it out for yourself.

Cincinnati ended up sitting on the ball and running out the clock to take a 36-33 win while maintaining their undefeated record. Meanwhile, anyone who took the Bearcats were left wondering what went wrong.

That is what you call a bad beat, my friends.

Follow Clint Lamb on Twitter @ClintRLamb.

Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and


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  1. gambling will kill pro sports after it eats away at college and the olympics.

    NBA is where its hidden for now. they lost ‘supposedly’ nearly $2 Billion in revenue in just 2020 so far and yet free agency is giving out monopoly money again to players that literally suck.

    for now its sponsorship money and sweetheart deals with corporate investors keeping it all going. pount shaving and ‘holding up’ on penalties and fake covid ‘interuptions’ are being tested now. monday night football has an all ‘black’ officiating cree. why? read above. gambling has a place in the world, but it will corupt sports AGAIN !!! AGAIN.

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