Forgive me if this has been discussed here already, but my quick check of weekend posts did not find any mention of what I considered to be a huge mistake on KD's part. I was listening to the game on the radio (which often can cause confusion to the listener courtesty of CR) and it occurred on OSU's 2nd TD drive. OSU was flagged for holding on a 3rd and 2 play which went for no gain at around the Bruin 34 yardline. Rather than accept the penalty, moving the ball out of FG range and creating a 3rd and long situation, KD declines and OSU goes for it and, of course, gets the first.
Even the color guy called out KD. I thought it was a no brainer. OSU's QB was even shakier than ours; we were down seven with no signs of life for the offense -- why risk going down by 14? Did KD really think OSU would kick a FG on 4th and 2?
I was really pissed off and even cursed in front of my 13 y/o (which I try hard not to do, but during Bruin games, it's nearly impossible). My son asked me why I was so mad and I told him that OSU would come down and score -- which they did and my anger crested anew.
Later on, after the Bruins won, my son reminded me of my outburst and commented that KD made the right decision since we won. I could only laugh, especially when I realized that is the same logic many Bruin fans use when analyzing KD's coaching ability.
Did anyone have the same reaction to the play?