The latest poll question, “If you could change one play from the Utah game, which play would it be?” has closed. With just under half of the vote (49%) the Brandon Bradley fumble was the leading vote getter. The failed 4th and 1 attempt came in second with 24%. Utah's shanked punt was third (17%) and Joshua Quezada's fumble received the remaining 10%.
I have wrestled with this question all week. When the fumbled exchange between Jake Heaps and Joshua Quezada happened, it was still a two score game (13-3), but there was still a lot of time left in the game. Maybe BYU takes it down and turns it into a three score game, or at least ran some more time off the clock and punted the ball back to Utah. Utah would have to drive the length of the field (something they were unable to do all game) and they don't have as much momentum.
The Brandon Bradley fumble seems the most logical, but at the time it was a one score game (16-10). Knowing that they need a stop, Utah might have stopped BYU from running out the clock. Utah could have gotten the ball back and then scored a touchdown with no time left on the clock.
If I had voted, I would have gone with Joshua Quezada's fumble. I like the idea of preserving the two score lead and not giving Utah the momentum needed to score two more touchdowns.
Thank you to everyone who voted. Don't forget to vote in this week's poll: “How will BYU do in the New Mexico Bowl?”
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