FAU was favored by 6.5 points to beat Marshall and looked like it was going to cover the point spread until the team took a safety with 8 seconds left for field position purposes. Instead the Owls won by 5, 30-25.

Lane Kiffin joked afterward that he intentionally didn’t cover because the praise for his team would be “rat poison” — a playful job at Alabama’s Nick Saban.

If you bet on the Owls, you probably aren’t laughing.