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The SEC halftime competition was booed, with both students receiving $100,000

The SEC halftime competition was booed, with both students receiving $100,000

ATLANTA – As the doctor ordered.

Two college students each won $100,000 in tuition Saturday, shortly after Mercedes-Benz Stadium erupted in boos over a convoluted end to halftime of the SEC Championship Game.

Fans at LSU-Georgia game booed as one rival came up to grab Dr Pepper Ball Throwing Contest in overtime due to technical reasons.

Two women tossed footballs into sponsored Dr Pepper buckets with precision, both favoring the more accurate chest pass over the traditional football throw. It was obvious that they practiced a lot.

And why not when so much is at stake.

Baylor student Reagan Whitaker and St. Augustine student Kayla Gibson exchanged leashes several times in regulation. They tied it again in overtime, but Whittaker, of Allen, Texas, was awarded the winner.

The winner was to receive $100,000; runner-up will receive $20,000.

Fans who skipped the hot dogs at halftime to watch were confused by the conclusion and expressed their displeasure.

Those watching at home heard the CBS announcer say something about Whittaker winning the earlier tiebreaker. Dr. Pepper’s statement said Whittaker scored the highest in the previous round.

However, it all worked out in the end.

During the game’s fourth-quarter broadcast, it was announced that Dr. Pepper would present $100,000 to Whitaker and Gibson, of Fontana, Calif., for their education.

Top-ranked Georgia beat No. 11 LSU 50-30.


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