The Really Unfortunate Fact About Illinois’ Loss To Eastern Michigan
This makes the loss sting even more
This is third consecutive season in which Eastern Michigan has beaten a Big Ten team in a guarantee game:— Steve Berkowitz (@ByBerkowitz) September 14, 2019
Today: Illinois, $1 million
2018: Purdue, $550,000
2017: Rutgers, $860,000
Illinois paid Eastern Michigan $1 million to play today’s game in Champaign.
Then, they lost 34-31.
This now marks the third-straight year that a Big Ten school paid Eastern Michigan to beat them.
Eastern Michigan (+7) was a ★★★★★ bet across numerous dashboards in our model (we had them listed as 5 point favorites).