When the team went first in OT, Fitz had a total of 1 carry for 3 yards (and there really was a huge hole on the play). Other than that they played aggressive-ish.
When they needed a grinding drive to put the game away, like the style or not, they made 3 first downs and ran 5:30 off the clock, in what should have sealed the game but for a highly unlikely last minute.
Before that long slow drive, Fitz had ~15 carries for the game, not exactly banging your head on a wall.
What you remember as wasting fruitless carries to Fitz was when they had game winning 40 and 33 yard FGs set up. ( and the 33 yarder came after a pass to Gallon). Setting up your usually consistent kicker for relatively easy kicks isn't exactly conservative in that situation. It is conventional (ie just like Taxas A&M did for the win last night)
Hockey pet peeve: "when a teammate tips a puck in on you, which is exactly how my first collegiate goal against happened. Thanks, Copper."