Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 9/5/12

The opening week of college football is typically filled with upsets, mainly because not even bookmakers know what to expect from certain teams who have lost players and are bringing in new recruits. One of the bigger upsets of the weekend came when little-known Texas State threw a 31-10 beating on Houston. The Cougars went 13-1 last season and easily defeated Penn State in the TicketCity Bowl, so very few expected Texas State to come out on top. As always, there was at least one fortune teller who predicted the outcome.

According to VegasInsider.com, William Hill was one of the few sports books to offer a money line on the Houston-Texas State game and gave Texas State 35-to-1 odds. One brave bettor decided to throw $3,000 on Texas State and was likely quite pleased when the risk turned into $105,000.

Either he or she was feeling very lucky or just has a lot of money to throw around. Unlike the woman who reportedly won an astronomical amount of money by betting 10 cents on a horse race or the guy who won thousands by betting $70 on Ernie Els, $3,000 is a lot of money to risk on something that is in all likelihood not going to happen. A lot of people say you have to bet big to win big, and I guess that’s exactly what the Texas State supporter decided to do. Smart bet? I think not. Amazing result? Absolutely.

H/T Eye on College Football

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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