Love that they went for two. Just don’t like it turning into a broken play.


  • #44429
    9 2

    BattleGroundUte
    Ute Fan
    @battlegroundute

    Good game USC you won. 

  • #44430
    11 2

    javadave
    Ute Fan
    @javadave

    Don’t love that Williams doesn’t see that Carrington wide open again. 

  • #44431
    2 7

    KiYi-Ute
    Ute Fan
    @kiyi-ute

    Are you serious? That was the dumbest s**t I have ever seen. Did they learn nothing from Sitake last year?

    • #44442
      5 4

      Tony
      Admin/Founder
      @admin

      Yes.  My opinion as well.  Kick the extra point and take the higher percentage in OT.  Instead we put it all on ONE play to get 3 yards when we have struggled in short yardage all year.  

    • #44445
      5

      Anonymous

      It’s the smart move for a gassed team that doesn’t perform well in the red zone.

      • #44450
        3 3

        Tony
        Admin/Founder
        @admin

        We don’t perform well in the red zone, so we go for it.  Um kay.

        • #44462
          3

          Anonymous

          We go down 35-28 in OT and it’s the same thing all over again.

          • #44479
            1 1

            Tony
            Admin/Founder
            @admin

            You don’t know that.  Darnold coughed the ball up quite a bit.  We get a TO or hold them to a field goal.  If we kicked the extra point we’d still be playing right now.

            • #44484
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              BattleGroundUte
              Ute Fan
              @battlegroundute

            • #44494
              1

              Anonymous

              If OT were played after the 1st half, I’d agree with you.

              • #44499
                2

                Tony
                Admin/Founder
                @admin

                It is played after the first half, and after the 2nd half too. LOL

                • #44504
                  1

                  Anonymous

                  heh, ya got me

  • #44434
    1 9

    KiYi-Ute
    Ute Fan
    @kiyi-ute

    That was unforgivable. Whittingham just cost us the PAC12 south. 

    • #44437
      3 1

      newute50
      Ute Fan
      @newute50

      Get off it. It was a gutsy call that didn’t pan out. If it worked, you’d be singing his praises. It was a great game, and I can’t be too upset after that.

      • #44491
        2

        BattleGroundUte
        Ute Fan
        @battlegroundute

        Look it is YOUR BEST WIDEOUT BY A LARGE MARGIN WIDE OPEN WILLIAMS!!!!

    • #44440
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      Tim Juice
      Ute Fan
      @timjuice83

      Agree with you that was the stupidest call from Utah I’ve seen in a good long while.

    • #44458
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      alharmon
      Ute Fan
      @alharmon

      I like Utah’s chances better on a two point conversion rather than overtime on the road against a USC team that built up a lot of momentum in the 4th quarter. It didn’t work out, but I don’t think Utah would’ve won in overtime. Utah had their chances throughout the game though, and the game coming down to that play could have been avoided.

      • #44520
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        Tony
        Admin/Founder
        @admin

        Except WE had the momentum at that point.

  • #44436
    5

    crazyute
    Ute Fan
    @crazyute

    It was a good call. Our defense was gassed. And you can’t count on Williams to score from 25 out.
    Williams look up and see open WR. But he wanted to be a hero

    • #44446
      3 3

      Tim Juice
      Ute Fan
      @timjuice83

      Right Williams just drove the length of the field and scored what should have been the tying score but can’t count on him from 25 yards get it together stupid f**king call no excuses that’s all it was

      • #44449

        crazyute
        Ute Fan
        @crazyute

        Right only drive in the second half. He makes it look easy

      • #44483
        1

        Tony
        Admin/Founder
        @admin

        Against a prevent defense. 

      • #44503

        BattleGroundUte
        Ute Fan
        @battlegroundute

        Did you think Utah was going to score from the two yard line after that fourth down conversion??

        • #44523

          Tony
          Admin/Founder
          @admin

          With several tries? Yes.

  • #44447
    1 1

    cbmute
    Ute Fan
    @cbmute

    I thought it was a terrible choice to go for it.  Remind me again how good a red zone offense Utah has amd who was playing QB. Troy played better than expected but he is not good in thise situations. Plus if they make it, the game is still not over. Either way your defense still needs to make a stop. 

    • #44451
      3 4

      Tim Juice
      Ute Fan
      @timjuice83

      Ever heard of momentum? Give your defense a chance don’t just p**s it away. Stupid call and hush league no two ways around it. Get real.

  • #44454
    2

    MotherJabubu
    Ute Fan
    @motherjabubu

    I don’t feel raw about them going for 2 but I still don’t like it. This is a defensive team. the defense is the heart and soul of Utah football and the only reason we were in the game. I don’t care that USC gashed us on their final drive. Put some faith in your defense to win the game

  • #44456
    1

    Red Dawn
    Ute Fan
    @ranger15

    Agree! If Williams hits Carrington it is brilliant. He didn’t. We couldn’t stop USC anyways. So close

  • #44457
    2

    crazyute
    Ute Fan
    @crazyute

    We win if troy doesn’t try too be a hero. Look up!

    Great cal by whitt

  • #44460
    2 6

    KiYi-Ute
    Ute Fan
    @kiyi-ute

    The downvotes are real. Go ahead and disagree. But every part of football logic says that you take the extra point. 

  • #44464
    1 1

    crazyute
    Ute Fan
    @crazyute

    Not in that situation

    • #44472
      2 3

      Tim Juice
      Ute Fan
      @timjuice83

      Why not in that situation defense has held them all night but two drives, momentum can shift in an instant. Call was f**king stupid you know it I know it we all know it. Stupid and bush league.

      • #44492
        1

        BattleGroundUte
        Ute Fan
        @battlegroundute

        How was it Bush league?  I don’t get it.

  • #44476
    4

    crazyute
    Ute Fan
    @crazyute

    Besides drives of 98, 88, and 93. The defense was gassed.
    Great call by whitt

  • #44488
    1 3

    Grimmetal
    Ute Fan
    @grimmetal

    Sorry, not a smart call in the least. You have to plan for not making it. Once you call that TO, you kick the XP. You already know you’re giving USC the ball back. Don’t give them the ball, the lead, AND the clock.

  • #44596

    ironman1315
    Ute Fan
    @ironman1315

    http://www.ncaa.com/news/football/article/2017-10-11/art-2-point-conversion-when-and-why-go-it

    There is a chart in the article that states when down by 1 you only need to make it 56% percent of the time on the two-point conversion.

    I can’t remember the stat, despite searching, and it is something near 60% winning percentage for home teams in OT. Then, you have to couple that with the hope that you get to play offense second in the first OT, since you win something like 60% of the time if that happens.

    I’m no statistician, but a 50-50 thing the two-point conversion seems better than hoping you “even things out” by playing offense second or a 24% chance if you play offense first.

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