Alen Howard, a history teacher at Rockwell Charter High in Eagle Mountain, Utah, is a University of Oklahoma graduate stuck in the middle of Brigham Young territory. Howard was so sure the Sooners would beat the Cougars last Saturday that he told his students he would eat a live cricket if the BYU could pull off the upset.
What could possibly go wrong? Oklahoma was a 22-point favorite.
Howard made good on his promise, devouring the cricket with a spoonful of peanut butter, much to the delight of his students.