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The Bulldogs took the 28-point lead into the final quarter when suddenly, Hawaii chipped into that lead and had Fresno State bettors sweating.
Hawaii scored three touchdowns – all on fourth down – to put up 21 points, ulimately losing the game, but miraculously covering the 9.5-point spread. The Warriors were a futile 4-of-18 on third down, but finished the 6-of-6 on fourth down.
Even Covers Managing Editor Jon Campbell felt the sting of this defeat.
“That was the worst backdoor beat I’ve ever experienced since i started betting college football over a decade ago,” Campbell said. “I couldn’t believe my phone when I checked the score this morning (on our beautiful new Covers mobile site.)”
Despite losing three-straight games to begin the season, the Bulldogs will now face Boise State in the Mountain West Championship game.