Re: Why did we kick a field goal instead of going for it?
Originally Posted by Judoka
But if you go for it and don't make it then Texas has to drive about 95 yards and you are still counting on the D to stop them.
This is the key point, and is the reason why it's a good idea to go for it. Another good reason is if the opponent is down three it's possible the opponents coaching staff will be conservative if they do get into scoring position to preserve a chance at a fieldgoal.
Bill Barnwell from Grantland does statistical analysis on these types of situations for NFL games and he suggests teams go for it in that situation.
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