Last season Houston went 13-1 and finished #14 in the nation in the USA Today poll. (AP #18) Last year Texas State went 6-6. In 2010, Houston beat Texas State, 68-28. It makes sense that Houston would be a big favorite when the two schools met last weekend. It does not make sense that someone would bet two grand on Texas State winning outright. Then again, 60-1 odds will do that to you.
The William Hill Race & Sports Book in Las Vegas says a man placed a $2,000 bet on Texas State to beat Houston outright at 60-1 odds, earning him a payout of $120,000. Texas State, which was playing its first game as a member of the Football Bowl Subdivision, was a 34-point underdog. It was just the seventh 30-point underdog to win a game outright since 1980 according to RJ Bell, the founder of the sports betting website Pregame.com.