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The Player: Galen Hall, Penn State OC
The Spread: Penn State vs Michigan State 051
The Situation: Trailing in the mid-4th quarter 28-10, the Nittany Lions punch in a touchdown, closing the gap and taking the total to 44. One more touchdown and this is a victory for the Portal. But Hall has other ideas. Rather than taking the free point, Hall gets fancy and goes for two. The conversion fails. A few minutes later, the resilient Lions get the ball back and score another TD. Now sitting at 28-22, Hall can’t accept a push and goes for two again. His pathetic play call is once again stuffed, and those of us who took the Over are forced to pay up.
The Verdict: I don’t know what your little chart says Galen, but even if you convert the first time you’re down by a TD and a field goal. You still would have had the opportunity to score, go for two, and be in position to tie with a field goal. I’m half expecting that this was Joe Pa’s call but as the OC I expect you to override an old man who’s clearly confused. Not a banner week for you, I’m hoping the administration comes to their senses and sends you out to pasture this off season.