It’s not easy to lose a game in which you go +5 in turnover margin. It’s virtually impossible to lose when you combine that with not one, but two, defensive touchdowns.
That’s not an exaggeration.
How was this miracle achieved? Well, I don’t want to get into all the gory details, but suffice to say this might be the single dumbest play call I’ve ever seen.
A fake punt. On fourth-and-nineteen. From your own end zone. With the kicker running. Whoever called that shouldn’t have been allowed back on the team bus after the game.
From now on, I will judge the degree to which a call is boneheaded by measuring it against this play. It’s my new go-to gold standard. Thanks, BYU.