It isn’t unusual anymore for Power Five applications to pay out huge bucks for an additional dwelling sport with the hopes of bringing in extra income and getting a neater win. So it is all of the extra unbelievable when that underdog highway crew really comes away with a victory.
In Week 3, three Group of Five teams — Akron, North Texas and Troy — went on the highway to upset Northwestern, Arkansas and Nebraska, respectively. Akron got here from 18 factors behind to beat the Wildcats 39-34, getting its first win in opposition to a Huge Ten crew since 1894. North Texas had no hassle with the Razorbacks, successful 44-17 and executing the . Troy to beat Nebraska, who was with out quarterback Adrian Martinez, 24-19.
Oh, and the schols acquired paid to do it — at least $1 million every.
Hold in thoughts that the Razorbacks had been, at one level, a landing favourite. Nebraska was a 11.5-point favourite and Northwestern was a whopping 21.5-point favourite. The losses by Arkansas and Nebraska are at least explainable. UNT might win Convention USA and Arkansas is in unhealthy form. Troy is sweet, too, and the Cornhuskers had been lifeless with out Martinez. It is the Northwestern loss that’s most beautiful — and — including insult to harm — the Wildcats paid the very best payment out of the shedding trio, too.