Why did we not kick that field goal with 8:30 left? It's a 3 possession game, so why not cut the lead to 15? What is his problem? Can someone please dissuade me from thinking Rich Rod is an idiot?
Mike Lantry, 1972
Why not kick the FG when they couldn't punch in after 3 tries from the 1?
Won't dissuade you and I am starting to have 2nd thoughts myself. From 3 wins to 5 wins isn't enough improvement for a program like this. 3 wins to 5 wins is enough improvement for service academies and even that is questionable
I was fine with us going for it there. If you don't get the TD there, you leave the opponent inside its own one-yard line. What is just mind-boggling is that we actually let them go 99 yards after that.
you needed to kick the FG there. You make the FG and you are still in the game.
I liked the call to go for the TD on the 4th and goal earlier in the game - TD there would have iced it.
Call it Lloydball, but I really thought we should have kicked the field goal on 4th and goal earlier given the score. It would have put us up 2 possessions and given us some slight breathing room. I don't disagree with the call, but would have preferred to kick the field goal there. I do, however, disagree with putting in Brown 3 times in a row before Minor or Grady at the 1 yard line - we needed some serious power running there.
The reason you don't kick the FG is that you need 6 yards there. Later in the game, with less time, you could kick up to a 50 yard FG. With the little bit of time left, getting the TD there makes some sense.