Originally Posted by WVRed
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.
Kick the FG on fourth down, not first down. If MU had done that the Herd could've burned another minute or two off of the clock. A field goal would have put Marshall up by more than two scores, 24-6.
I understand why Holliday wants to defend and protect Martinez, and fumbles happen. I just think that in that situation you do not give the ball to a relatively small freshman running back.