EUGENE, OR - SEPTEMBER 10: Head Coach Mark Helfrich of the Oregon Ducks during the game against the Virginia Cavaliers at Autzen Stadium on September 10, 2016 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Oregon just lost after one of the weirdest coaching decisions of all time


Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich will have some explain to do after this one.

Nebraska got the win over No. 22 Oregon in Lincoln on Saturday, with the Cornhuskers forcing a turnover on downs while up 35-32. However, it probably shouldn't have been 35-32, and Helfrich is the reason why.

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After scoring the opening touchdown of the game, Oregon decided to go for a two-point conversion. They converted it, and they went for two on each of their following four touchdowns. However, all of those attempts failed. If Oregon had just taken the PAT on all five touchdowns and converted, the now hypothetical game would have been tied at 35.


If it had worked and Oregon had won by two or whatever, people would be hailing Helfrich as a genius. Instead, he took a risk, it failed, and now he has to face the repercussions of that decision.

Today proved that college football isn't Madden; you can't just go for two every time.