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Sad that there's multiple comments that think going for 2 was the wrong move. It's a clear move to go for 2 in that situation, especially if you're the underdog and more like than not to lose in an OT situation.

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The sheet these HC sheeps all follow says go for 1 in that situation.

Glad they got it, and in the end it doesn’t really matter, but it was hardly the right move.

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I suppose the question is why go for 2 on the penultimate TD. Going for 2 after potentially recovering the onside kick and scoring a TD seems like the more conventional play there.

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I think if we go for two first, then if we fail to convert, we still have another chance to go for two and at least tie the game after second TD.

If you kick PAT and then go for two to win the game after second TD, then if you fail you lose.

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Yes but it is essentially the same thing. If you want to win you go for 2 at some point. No wrong or right answer in this situation, just preference. Do you prefer to put off going for 2 now or later. Are you a procrastinator or a masturbator? Perhaps both?

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No.... you go for it earlier so you know whether you need to go for 2 or not on the other TD.

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Nov 6, 2022·edited Nov 6, 2022

Well we almost broke the streak of losing to AP top ten team since 1951 on the road?

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Can we ever win a close game? Seems decision making at crucial moments always kills us…like the last minutes of the first half.

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All of our conference wins under Wilcox have been close games, no?

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We never win the close games. Never come back to win the close ones.

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I think we've won quite a few games with interceptions.

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We have won some conference games comfortably under Wilcox.

Arizona this year.

WSU in 2017.

Colorado in 2019.

I am sure I am missing a few.

Now, we have always won Pac12 games comfortably at home. I can’t think of comfortable road wins for Wilcox.

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In year 6 Wilcox has went full circle with Cal and turned us into the Bear Raid.

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I would argue the Bear Raid blocks better on WR screens...

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Good point.

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Is this the most we've scored under Wilcox in a loss?

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I believe so.

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Ha! Good one.

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Losing that game sucks but we looked good doing so. If we can play the same offense and better defense, we could win our last three. It's a big hill to climb but not impossible. Offensively Cal looked good (except for the interception before the half that was the difference maker in this game). Being 3-6 sucks but we didn't stop fighting. That gives me some hope.

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I can't tell if we played well or USC defense was terrible.

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Its #Pac12LongLongAfterDark. It is both impossible and foolhardy to draw conclusions.

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USC defense isn’t very good. USC also rested their top 2 WRs and probably took us lightly. That said we took advantage of their lack of respect.

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406 yards passing

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Got a lot of problems with this team, Plummer ain’t one of them.

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He does seem to have come to terms with the deficiencies of the OL. Got the ball out more quickly overall. But a lot of air under some of those balls.

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Yes he is. He floats balls with deep safety playing CF.

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And on that exact play, he had a guy open underneath for a sure first down

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This might be the worst O line in college football, not sure how a pocket passer can succeed with that

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Thank you Vegas for that very comfy line. I sleep a richer man.

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I applaud this. Hopefully you hammered Flightline and rode Aidan O'brien's Europeans to great success the past couple of days at Keeneland!!

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Nov 6, 2022·edited Nov 6, 2022

$¢ should be concerned they let us back in this game.

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Nov 6, 2022Liked by Rick Chen

I say this is moral victory.

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I just can't. The kids played hard though. Gotta love that.

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I refuse to give moral victories in year 6

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I think this is the first time I ever called a loss a moral victory.

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And we haven't had those for a while, so I'll count it

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If nothing else, it could hurt SC in the CFP eyes.

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Bummer

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Nov 6, 2022Liked by Rick Chen

I said I was already satisfied, but I really wished we could have won this game somehow.

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Fee Fi Fo Fumble

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Jimmy, I am sorry, I didn’t win the Powerball tonight so I cannot buy out Fox and Wilcox’s contract for you.

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No worries my friend...we'll find a way.

I hit the Breeder's Cup Sprint and a couple of Pick 3's today so we're on our way.

Brick by brick...we'll get there.

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Until next year…in El Paso…where we will see the Sun Bowl rise.

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Oh, be still my heart. We can dream, right...

Rise, rise....rise.

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Rats

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Nov 6, 2022·edited Nov 6, 2022

That'll do it - great OL blocking

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and the dream ends

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I had a dream and now that dream is gone.

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Got I hate that mesh play

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Nov 6, 2022·edited Nov 6, 2022

Expecting nothing but these interminably long mesh plays

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Really like this broadcasting crew.

Pasch asks good questions.

Top notch crew.

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You don’t like Gilmore whining about ‘82?

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I wish that man shingles

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Pasch is the straight man for Walton on b'ball. (Don't know how he puts up with Bill.)

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Nor do I. Talk about your drunk Uncle at Thanksgiving....JFC.

I do appreciate his allegiance to the Pac 12...he has grown on me...

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my favorite BW line is: "truck stop conference" for the B12.

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Glad I'm not the only one who doesn't like Bill Walton as a commentator

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Go Bears,!

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They threw flag in case cal recovered it so they could give the ball to SC

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SC would be stupid to do anything but pound the ball

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Terrible onside kick.

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That's okay, quick three and out.

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This game has been way more interesting and entertaining than I thought it would be

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I'm already satisfied. Even if we lose, this was not a winnable game we lost unlike some other losses earlier this year

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Funny, I’m frustrated for the same reason. Play this way against notre dame, Colorado and maybe wsu and those are wins

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I was frustrated and mad after those games.

Now my expectations have lowered so I'm not mad about those previous games anymore.

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YES...

We're 5-3 with THIS effort.

Pisses me off!!!

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My expectations are low.

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Agreed. I’m still not happy with Wilcox, this staff or the OL but at least it was much closer and entertaining than I thought it would be .

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sometimes that's all I ask

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With THIS team, I'm really pleased.

Musgrave still has to go, but this is some fight.

And it's already doing damage to USC for them to be in a 1-score game v. Cal as a 22 point favorite.

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Musgrave and Angus have to go. We also need to rework Wilcoxs buyout.

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Faraudo article made it seem like the buyout gets larger as years go on.

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Wilcox think we can win by getting 2 fg

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If we had kicked the one before halftime he might be right.

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That's a huge decision.

Take the points...Oregon State pissed away a chance to win last night because of that.

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Got it I guess

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that was Patrick Mahomes play.

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2 PTS!

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I have no idea why we went for 2 but I'll take it.

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I suppose the thought is if you make and recover the onside kick and score a TD you win or you just got for 2 again to tie it and send it to OT.

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wow

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It’s more entertaining this way

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Jesus. Cmon refs.

Cal band great

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what we are still going for two

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This is baffling.

Analytics...so lame.

There's no reason to go for 2 now. Kick it and go for 2 if you get the ball back. This is awful.

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Nov 6, 2022·edited Nov 6, 2022

Still a dumb play...but great!! GO BEARS.

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Nov 6, 2022·edited Nov 6, 2022

back of plummer's jersey has a lot of green 😕

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All we had to do was kick FG in 2nd quarter.

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We're going to do it. We're really actually going to do it. We're going to beat the spread!

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Ott-fense

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Got sC to use a timeout. Now kick cp

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Nov 6, 2022·edited Nov 6, 2022

stupid idea to go for 2. Math is hard.

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touchdown bears!

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What???

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Pad Ott's stats in Garbage Time

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have they showed peter sirmon today?

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OTTD

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The debacle at the end of the first half is looking really painful right about now.

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roll on you bears!

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Anyone notice that Bill Musgrave looks 80, yet he's only 54?

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I have always thought he looks older for his age. It’s as if he smokes 4 packs a day and day drinks.

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who were those two guys talking to Wilcox?

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His “consultants” that we hired for professional growth.

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