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

    ****. Got to cover all the threads.



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

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUpadre View Post
    Yes. 6>3
    Both are one score leads....

    One score lead = one score lead



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

    As Herm Edwards once said "YOU PLAY TO WIN THE GAME!!!" A field goal there loses you the game 31-30. When you are Iowa State and you are playing Texas, you have to be aggressive and TAKE the win. With Texas's season and their coach's career on the line, there was no way they weren't going to man up and go down and score there. Just the reality of it. A touchdown wins you the game. Plain and simple.



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

    Quote Originally Posted by St810s View Post
    Both are one score leads....
    Different score needed. Have you watched football before?


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

    100% without a doubt the correct call.



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

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    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).
    That's the whole point though. If you don't get the first you are up by 3 and Texas has to drive the whole length of the field and even if they do there is a good chance you get OT. By going up by six you give them the shot at a big return at you also force them to try to get a touchdown and play for that rather than a field goal.

    And keep in mind if you get the first down or touchdown you're likely up by ten.



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

    100% without a doubt the wrong call. That game was over the minute we took the delay of game and eliminated the chance of going for it.



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

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUpadre View Post
    Different score needed. Have you watched football before?
    Either way they have to drive down the field. And I would rather risk locking the game up or make them drive from the 1 yard line rather than risk a field goal and have them drive from their 25.



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

    Well, it's a dumb thread anyway. If Rhoads had gone for it and hadn't converted, this thread would be titled "Why did we go for it instead of kicking the field goal?"


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

    The stupid part was throwing on third down. If we run it at least the clock keeps going



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

    Quote Originally Posted by Judoka View Post
    That's the whole point though. If you don't get the first you are up by 3 and Texas has to drive the whole length of the field and even if they do there is a good chance you get OT. By going up by six you give them the shot at a big return at you also force them to try to get a touchdown and play for that rather than a field goal.

    And keep in mind if you get the first down or touchdown you're likely up by ten.
    What you just posted right there is the definition of playing not to lose instead of playing to win.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclones122 View Post
    100% without a doubt the wrong call. That game was over the minute we took the delay of game and eliminated the chance of going for it.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Judoka View Post
    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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    Re: Why did we kick a field goal instead of going for it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Judoka View Post
    That's the whole point though. If you don't get the first you are up by 3 and Texas has to drive the whole length of the field and even if they do there is a good chance you get OT. By going up by six you give them the shot at a big return at you also force them to try to get a touchdown and play for that rather than a field goal.

    And keep in mind if you get the first down or touchdown you're likely up by ten.
    This. They get 4 downs to go down there and score a touchdown down 6. Or they get complacent and just kick for overtime with the 3 downs.



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

    Quote Originally Posted by St810s View Post
    Either way they have to drive down the field. And I would rather risk locking the game up or make them drive from the 1 yard line rather than risk a field goal and have them drive from their 25.


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