March 4: Brown (plus-7) at Cornell.
A couple of weaker Ivy League squads went at it on Friday night, and it was the defending champion Big Red who were the seven-point chalk at home against the Bears.
Throughout the night this thing absolutely looked as if the touchdown underdog was not only going to cover but pull off the upset outright. Brown was 11-15 overall coming into the contest but it had won two of its past four games, including shocking undefeated and big bad Princeton by 10 points. So it certainly wasn't an impossible task for the visitors as 8-18 Cornell was clearly not the same team that beat up Wisconsin to get to the Sweet 16 last season.
Brown looked good early and led 41-39 at the break. The Bears then extended the margin and led most of the second half. The score was 66-62 Bears with a little over six minutes left and when getting seven points this thing would take an incredible beat to result in a non-cover. I mean 4 + 7 = 11 and there was basically only an overtime session plus one minute left. How many times does a team win by 11-plus in that spot?
Couldn't happen, right?
Well, let's just say that Brown wouldn't tickle the twine at all in the final 6:54 and somehow allowed Cornell to end the game on an unreal 13-0 run in the 75-66 victory.
Now that's a bad bad beat.