ESPN By point-spread standards, Howard pulled off perhaps the biggest upset in modern college football history Saturday night. The Bison, an FCS team from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, entered as 45-point road underdogs against UNLV and stunned the Rebels 43-40 in Las Vegas. UNLV paid Howard $600,000 for the appearance. Las Vegas sportsbooks were not offering a money line on the game, but the Bison could be found as 600-1 long shots and even higher at some offshore books. Howard’s win comes a day after the 10-year anniversary of Appalachian State’s upset of Michigan in Ann Arbor. No point spread was archived on the game between the Wolverines and the Mountaineers, who at the time played in Division I-AA. In the same season, Stanford upset USC as a 39-point underdog. Howard quarterback Caylin Newton, the younger brother of Carolina Panthers star Cam Newton, accounted for 330 total offensive yards and three touchdowns to lead the upset Saturday in the debut for new Bison coach Mike London. Newton had 21 carries for 190 yards and two scores and passed for 140 and a score.
UNLV paid Howard University $600,000 to fly out to Las Vegas and play them in the 2017 season opener, Howard figured to be a cupcake for UNLV, which was confirmed when it was announced UNLV was 45 point gambling favorites against Howard. As it turned out, Howard was no cupcake, led by quarterback Caylin Newton( the younger brother of Carolina Panthers superstar Cam Newton) they embarrassed UNLV and won the game outright by a final score of 43-40 pulling off the biggest point spread upset in college football history. At offshore books, Howard was a 600-1 long shot on the moneyline, and while nobody has come forward with the evidence yet we would like to think some gambler out there became rich yesterday by taking a chance on Howard.