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Brooks: Bieniemy Ponders Fourth-Down Call, Run Game

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  1. RSSBot

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    Eric Bieniemy might be relatively new to his role as an offensive coordinator, but he's wise enough and up-front enough to recognize if a do-over was possible he'd go for it.

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    In hindsight, not going into halftime at 21-3 probably cost us the game.
     
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    Not sure which coach is to blame for having D.D. field the punt just before the half, but IMO, that was the focal point of the game in which the Buffs began collapsing. Even the csu football players acknowledged after the game that was when huge momentum shifted in their favor- it pisses me off more than anything that no one has come forward and addressed that stupid stupid decision.
     
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    It was addressed. Crawley said he was tired, and he asked that someone be subbed for him. That is why Goodson was in the game.
     
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    That may have been the case with Crawley- but as other people have already mentioned, CU didn't need to put someone back there to field the ball with just seconds remaining for the half. Just let them punt the ball and land wherever CSU chooses to down it. Then CU takes a knee, end of half- no opportunity for Rams to score. Would have made all the difference.
     
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    If I recall correctly, CU called timeout BEFORE the punt. That would imply to me that CU was trying to score more points before halftime. (Again, this assumes that I am correct in my memory that CU called a time-out before the punt)
     
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    And yet one play before the punt, Cu had stopped the lambs on a 3rd and 6 (I think), but CSU was whistled for a penalty, which CU accepted and gave them a chance to run one more play on 3rd and 21(?). If you really want to take a shot at scoring before half, why not have them punt instead of taking the penalty and hoping to pick up a few yards of field position. At best you let them burn some clock and maybe have to use another time out. At worst you give them a chance to pick up the first down. Without the penalty they would have been kicking from around mid-field... Made no sense to me....
     
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    Then why did they accept the penalty that allowed them to replay 3rd down and waste more time off the clock?

    The whole thing was botched.
     

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