uot;It wasn’t the turnovers or anything else.
"Looking back, obviously you’d like to have tried to kick it.”
Rose had similar decisions to make.
Just before half, the Titans (6-1, 4-0) had a chance to stretch the lead with first and goal with six seconds left. Instead of taking one shot at the end zone before kicking, the Titans threw it to Lowe — back wearing No. 8 — near the line of scrimmage and he was stopped short as time ran out.
"Looking back, we should’ve tried a fade into the end zone or something like that,” Rose said. "That’s football though.”
Titans placekicker Austin Manger got another chance, though, squeaking a 37-yard field goal just over the crossbar late in the third quarter to give Carl Albert what wound up being the points that made the difference.
And there was Lowe after the game, carrying the "Big Stick,” a red paddle given to the Titans defender with the biggest hit each week, holding a replica mini Bluejays helmet.
The helmet wound up getting smashed at midfield as the Titans bounced around in celebration.
"They sent that to our coach,” Lowe said. "They said we might like it.”