The Als defence played great last night. You had to believe in them and let them try to keep BC away from our endzone. Then, had BC try to get a single for the victory, we could have run the ball out without regard for field position, or simply punt it out.
And the hour factor really isn’t one. The Als had the momentum in the fourth quarter. They score three TDs in 11 minutes. They could have played two more drives in overtime.
That call was a clear lack of judgement. It meant;
“I, as your coach, can allow myself to gamble with the efforts you put up for 60 minutes.”
“I don’t believe in our defence.”
“BC is better than us and they will beat us should we go in overtime.”
Even if the Als had made the convert, Dickenson could have drove the ball into field goal range, and that one point lead would not have been sufficient.
I think the decision was atrocious for all the messages it conveyed.
I am not calling for the Don’s head. But could he stop trying stupid things just to show how different he is.