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When the Right Decisions Go Wrong in College Football

Alabama kicker Adam Griffith (99) attempts a 57-yard field goal at the end of the game vs. Auburn on Nov. 30
Alabama kicker Adam Griffith (99) attempts a 57-yard field goal at the end of the game vs. Auburn on Nov. 30Photograph by Skip Martin/AP Photo

Two interesting and season-defining coaching decisions occurred Saturday during two of college football’s most intense rivalry games:

• Michigan, down 42-41 against Ohio State, went for a two-point conversion with 32 seconds to go.
• Alabama, with possession of the ball in a tie game against Auburn, attempted a 57-yard field goal to win as time expired.