The finish to Saturday’s Penn State-Indiana game was so controversial that one sportsbook is refunding losing wagers placed on the Nittany Lions.
According to a report by Darren Rovell, sportsbook DraftKing will refund all losing money line straight bets placed on Penn State — which lost 36-35 in overtime to Indiana — within 24 hours in the form of site credit.
DraftKings is refunding all ML straight bets on Penn State after the controversial OT call on the Indiana two-point conversion.
The company says that bets will be refunded in the form of site credits within 24 hours.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) October 25, 2020
The controversy from Saturday’s game arose on the final play. Indiana, which clawed its way back late in the game due to myriad mistakes by Penn State, had a chance to claim victory with a 2-point conversion in overtime. Quarterback Michael Penix Jr. scrambled left and dove for the end zone; officials called it a successful conversion on the field.
However, replay seemed to show the ball touched down out of bounds just before hitting the pylon — which should have reversed the call of a successful conversion and given Penn State the win. But officials declined to reverse the ruling, giving Indiana a program-building (if not controversial) win over the Nittany Lions.