Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops got caught up in a pop math quiz Saturday night in the fourth quarter against Missouri.
The Sooners trailed 24-23 thanks to a Garrett Hartley's missed extra point. OU scored, and with the score 29-24, Stoops went for two and failed to convert. But going for two was the right thing to do.
With the score 35-24 after another touchdown, Stoops again went for two, and again failed. This could have been the wrong thing to do.
By kicking a PAT, the Sooners would have led 36-24, forcing the Tigers to score at least two touchdowns.
But by failing on the two-point conversion, OU's lead was only 11 and MU could have tied the score with a touchdown, a two-point conversion and a field goal.
"I just hate chasing points,” Stoops explained. "It was the fourth quarter and it was the right thing to do. If it was the first half, I don't believe I would have gone for two. You end up just chasing 'em, and it's frustrating.”
By John Rohde