Bad beats: Florida helps over bettors, Vikings-Packers somehow stays under the total
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Another week brings another collection of gut-wrenching bad beats for football bettors.

There's a reason we wait until Monday to release these. Hopefully, if you were on the wrong end of one or more of these outcomes, you've had enough time to hit the reset button.

As always, if you bet on any of these, our sincerest condolences.

Florida 29, Kentucky 21

Bad beat: Under 47.5

Trailing 22-21 in the waning minutes of the fourth, upset-minded Kentucky drove deep into Florida territory. Under bettors were rooting for a missed field goal or turnover to give Florida the ball back; they even would have settled for a successful field goal to keep the combined score at 46, putting the pressure on the Gators and their backup quarterback to drive into field-goal range in a limited amount of time.

But when Kentucky placekicker Chance Poore missed his attempt, it was time to burn the clock.

Perfect, right? Now Gators head coach Dan Mullen can call a couple of halfback draws up the middle, maybe churn out a first down and seal the game, get into victory formation - WHAT ARE THEY DOING? WHO'S CONTAINING THE EDGE?!

As someone who personally dabbled in the "under" here, the 0:05 mark of this video is when I realized that Josh Hammond was prepared to shatter my heart into 100,000 pieces. Before he even took the handoff, I turned the game off and went to sleep. Hammond streaking down the sideline with a Wildcats defender close, yet not close enough, was the longest six seconds of my life. I was clean-shaven when that play started and had a beard by the end.

Texas 48, Rice 13

Bad beat: Rice +32.5

Betting on Rice is not for the faint of heart in general. Saturday's beat was death by a thousand cuts.

Down 41-6 late in the fourth with a backdoor cover opportunity, the Owls drove 75 yards in eight plays and scored their second touchdown of the night ... for the cover!

On the ensuing kickoff, things went horribly, horribly wrong.

Rice bettors would have preferred to lose by 70.

Clemson 41, Syracuse 6

Bad beat: Syracuse +28.5

Remember when Clemson spurned bettors last weekend by allowing a last-second touchdown to Texas A&M? The Tigers returned the favor Saturday against Syracuse.

After the Orange turned it over on downs with one minute remaining, Clemson opted to run the ball instead of going into victory formation.

You know what's coming, right?

Vikings 16, Packers 21

Bad beat: Over 43.5

Vikings-Packers on Sunday was the perfect example of why you shouldn't count your chickens before they hatch.

Check out the score and time here and add another seven points with this Dalvin Cook 75-yarder.

Now look at the score and time here:

That's nine points in the final 44 minutes. Bettors on the under probably had to fish through the garbage for that ticket.

Alex Kolodziej is a betting writer for theScore. He's a graduate of Eastern Illinois who has been involved in the sports betting industry for 12 years. He can quote every line from "Rounders" and appreciates franchises that regularly wear alternate jerseys. Find him on Twitter @AlexKoIodziej.

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