WTF happened on the final play? Can't you just take a penalty and then get the field goal team on the field?
I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
Can the other team decline it and end the game?
Anyways, that was dumb, the kicker should have been ready waiting in the sidelines just waiting for the previous play to be over....The QB should've called a kick on an audible at least, i wouldn't have cared if the QB attempts the FG himself and misses, that's better than what happened!
Isn't there a 10 second run off if you try to get a penalty to stop the clock?
run down the field and kick it?
Are LSU kidding me?
If you're gonna repeat, might as well do it in fashion.
I found this in the rulebook, which makes it appear that the refs would end the game if LSU blatantly tried to get a penalty to stop the clock at 0:01.
"Unfair Clock Tactics
ARTICLE 3. The referee shall order the game clock or play clock started or
stopped whenever either team conserves or consumes playing time by tactics
obviously unfair. This includes starting the game clock on the snap if the foul is
by the team ahead in the score. The game clock will start on the ready-for-play
signal after Team A throws an illegal forward or backward pass to conserve time
(Rule 3-3-2-e-15) (A.R. 3-4-3-I-V)."
We should get their coach - I'm sure he'll be much better than the guy we're stuck with ...
I was more appauled that LSU let 18 seconds go off the clock before calling the timeout on 3rd down. They would have had more than enough time to spike the ball and kick.
It appeared that the play was designed to go to the end zone and Les was "all in" on that play. It came up short, and he wasn't ready with a back up plan.
Even if they didn't have time to kick the field goal, why not toss it into the endzone or something? If you have 1 second to spike it, you have 1 second to toss a pass into the endzone.
Also for what it's worth I don't think this was on the QB, I think he was thinking what we all were when he was "told" to spike it. Just basing this on his emotions when going up to Miles after time expired.