Just like the Rose Bowl, the Fiesta Bowl had a finish I couldn’t resist commenting on (with some prodding from Adrian the Canadian). Stanford’s freshman kicker Jordan Williamson badly missed a field goal to win at the end of regulation, then missed again in OT to open the door for Oklahoma State. On their turn, the Cowboys got a quick strike to the Stanford half yard line (the refs initially called TD but it was overturned on review). Instead of going for the touchdown, Cowboys coach Mike Gundy elected to center the ball with a kneel and kick the field goal on second down.
Aptly named Quinn “Sharpshooter” Sharp booted the ball through for OK State, and the Cowboys went home happy. But should they have run the ball a couple more times first? Continue reading