According to renowned sports bettor RJ Bell, it’s the biggest upset in college football history based on the betting line. He noted a $100 bet on the Bison beating UNLV would have netted $55,000.
Caylin Newton, the younger brother of Cam Newton, threw for 140 yards and a touchdown while under center for Howard. He really shined with room to run, totaling two rushing touchdowns and 190 yards on the ground. Newton led the Bison to the game-winning score with 7:34 still to go in the game, following a 42-yard pass to Anthony Philyaw with a four-yard dash into the end zone to put Howard up 43–40.