Originally Posted by RedsBaron
I wouldn't have kicked a FG on first down but I wouldn't have given the ball to a freshman "scatback" like Tron Martinez either. At that time holding on to the football was the most impotant task the runningback had and I would not have entrusted that job to a relatively small, freshman runner. Holliday defended Martinez, and the decision, and I understand that, but he shouldn't have made that decision IMO.
FG would have been perfect. Instead of trying to run up the score, tack on three more points, keep WVU's momentum down, and make them score three touchdowns instead of two to get the victory. It took them up to the 12 second mark just to tie it, so the desperation would have been even more extreme.
Out of curiosity, is there any good WVU message boards? I saw the scout.com message board (BlueGoldNews.com) and its pretty much the standard of every Rivals or Scout board out there, the quality level of discussion is generally lacking. One Marshall poster posted on there with a pretty decent post about the game even commending WVU and was eaten alive.