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    Why did we kick a field goal instead of going for it?

    I am aghast at that. What the heck? What were they even thinking?



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    Re: Why did we kick a field goal instead of going for it?

    Because Texas HAS to score the TD.


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    Re: Why did we kick a field goal instead of going for it?

    Up 6, need 7 to beat you. It's really about the math.


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    Re: Why did we kick a field goal instead of going for it?

    This question is bad and you should feel bad.



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    Re: Why did we kick a field goal instead of going for it?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUpadre View Post
    Up 6, need 7 to beat you. It's really about the math.

    Up 3 it goes to OT. And you might be up 10. Terible, terrible call by Rhoads there. And very un-Rhoads like.



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    Re: Why did we kick a field goal instead of going for it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Judoka View Post
    Up 3 it goes to OT. And you might be up 10. Terible, terrible call by Rhoads there. And very un-Rhoads like.
    Nope. Right call. Hoping the D could stop them (without refs help).


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    Re: Why did we kick a field goal instead of going for it?

    Should have gone for it. Everyone knew Texas was going to drive for a touchdown there. Everyone.



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    Re: Why did we kick a field goal instead of going for it?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUpadre View Post
    Nope. Right call. Hoping the D could stop them (without refs help).
    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.



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    Re: Why did we kick a field goal instead of going for it?

    But why do prevent defense and let them go all the way down the field without much of a challenge before you try and stop them.



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    Re: Why did we kick a field goal instead of going for it?

    Is a 6 point lead really better than a 3 point lead in that situation. The answer is no.



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    Re: Why did we kick a field goal instead of going for it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Judoka View Post
    I am aghast at that. What the heck? What were they even thinking?
    What the hell are you thinking???



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    Re: Why did we kick a field goal instead of going for it?

    Just as dumb was the decision not to let them score after the PI call. You'd have over a minute and 2 TO's to get in FG range. There's the problem with a defensive minded head coach, hopefully he learns from this.


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    Re: Why did we kick a field goal instead of going for it?

    Why didn't we run the ball instead of pass it.


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    Re: Why did we kick a field goal instead of going for it?

    Quote Originally Posted by St810s View Post
    Is a 6 point lead really better than a 3 point lead in that situation. The answer is no.
    The answer is yes. Suppose Texas is 4th and X from the 20. That's the difference between Texas kicking the FG and sending it into OT and forcing them to convert the 4th down. The problem is ISU didn't stop them (according to the refs, anyway).


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    Re: Why did we kick a field goal instead of going for it?

    Quote Originally Posted by St810s View Post
    Is a 6 point lead really better than a 3 point lead in that situation. The answer is no.
    Yes. 6>3


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