Scott Van Pelt 2016 Week 2 CFB Bad Beats On ESPN Sports Center


Each week, Scott picks out a few bad beats that happened over the weekend.  We’ve all been there, and it always seems like we’re always on the wrong side of the bad beats, it’s painful when it happens to you, but hilarious when it happens to others.  Great segment by SVP.

First up is the Oregon game:


With Oregon leading 44-26 and only 1 minute left in the game, it Oregon could have easily just kneeled and ended the game.  Instead, the next play the Oregon running back actually took the house from midfield! BUT…of course, holding call on the play.  What a heartbreaker.  The would be TD would have covered both the over AND the favorite.  Instead that holding penalty made winners for the dog and under.

Old Dominion game:

This one doesn’t seem THAT bad, considered what we’ve all been through in our bad beats.  This game had over 4 minutes remaining in the game.   But Appalachian State did have the game wrapped up with 4 minutes left, but they actually went gung ho on this last drive even though the game was already out of hand.  The coach decided to go for it TWICE on 4th down, and finally punching it in in the last minute.  If I had Old Dominion this, that last 4 minute drive would be gut wrenching given the circumstances.

Tulsa 1st Half:


This one’s pretty bad.  What the heck was Tulsa thinking??  Deep in their own territory with 49 seconds remaining in the half, a huge storm came through, and it was raining cats and dogs.  Why would the coach try to put together a drive under that condition?  And of course, the ball slips out of the QB’s hand and turns into a pick 6 to lose the first half cover. OUCH!

Western Kentucky Good Win


This is the one most people probably saw on Sports Center over and over, where Lane Kiffin had his ass chewed off by Nick Saban.  Bama had the ball and was covering with 98 seconds remaining in the game.  All Bama had to do was kneel and go home!  But Kiffin called for a play that ultimately led to a fumble, and Western Kentucky miraculously scored on the short field.  Poor Kiffin.