The Bison, 40-some point underdogs at UNLV, pulled off one of the biggest upsets in the history of the sport late Saturday night, a 43-40 road win in Coach Mike London’s first game that will completely upend all expectations at the D.C. school.
The Associated Press confirmed that it was indeed the largest upset in College Football History based on point spreads, topping Stanford’s win over USC as a 40-point underdog in 2007.
And Howard was actually paid $600,000 for the honor of beating UNLV, according to USA Today , which reported that “Howard had to arrange for its band and cheerleaders to arrive in Las Vegas by noon the day before the game to participate in various events” to receive the full guarantee.
UNLV went back ahead with a Lexington Thomas touchdown, but Newton scored midway through the final period, the game’s last points.
London had led Richmond to an FCS title in 2008 — the same level that Howard competes at — and upset Duke early in the 2009 season.
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