When you’re the brother of a Heisman winner and NFL MVP, it can be difficult to earn attention for your accolades. You really have to stand out to get noticed when the bar is so high. And yet, that’s exactly what Caylin Newton, younger brother of former Auburn star Cam Newton, did on Saturday night, as he lead his FCS Howard Bison to the largest point-spread victory in the history of college football over UNLV.
Coming into the game, UNLV was favored by 45 points. However, Newton and Howard came out firing, as Cam’s little brother accounted for 330 total yards and three touchdowns, including the go-ahead score on a four-yard run midway through the 4th quarter. The upset was so massive that had you put down just $100 on the Bison to win, you would have walked away from the casino with $60,000, according to radio host Andy Slater:
Biggest upset in college football history: $100 on Howard would have paid $60,000. pic.twitter.com/sgzgagZUW2
— Andy Slater (@AndySlater) September 3, 2017
Howard’s upset is the biggest since 2007 Stanford went on the road and defeated USC.
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