That last drive took significant time off the clock and it would take some great play by Penn State to score the TD; unfortunately for us that's how it worked out. By definition the 42 yarder was 'a position to succeed'; if he makes the FG we win, we succeed. HOWEVER the 32 yarder was in a better position to succeed, and a 25 yarder would be even better than that. If Coach Borges had already predetermined he was going to kick the FG then why for the love of everything Maize and Blue did he not do his best to get closer?? The analysis Space Coyote makes on the possible mindset Coach Borgess had during the OT periods is logical but sometimes doing the logical thing is not the best thing; sometimes the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few; he should have ditched the philosophy and called the plays that best insured we would be in the BEST 'position to succeed'.
While what occurred in Happy Valley is painful and frustrating, what is more worrisome is this myopic execution of tactics has occurred in the past; OSU 2012 is a fine example. It seems Coach Borgess loses sight that he is there to win the game using all avenues at his disposal versus just the ones he wants to use.