More on the Two-Point Conversion Attempt
Here's what Coach Ken Niumatalolo and quarterback Ricky Dobbs had to say about the two-point conversion attempt that went awry at the end of the game. Ohio State linebacker Brian Rolle intercepted Dobbs's pass and returned it 99 yards for a two-point score.
Niumatalolo on the play:
Dobbs "probably had a guy in the flat. Their linebacker did a great job of reading Ricky's eyes, made a great jump on the ball, made a great play. Just looking at a seam receiver, he may have had a guy in the flats. That's football. That's sports. You make a decision; he made some other great decisions throwing the ball. I don't know if it was necessarily a bad decision, just a great play by the linebacker. Phenomenal play, not only to make the pick, but to run it all the way back. Changed the complexion of the game, obviously."
Niumatalolo on the thought process during the timeout prior to the attempt:
"We had a few situations, we had a couple of plays we went back and forth on. I'm not looking back. The guy made a great play."
Dobbs on whether he was looking for a receiver in the back of the end zone:
"Yes. Bobby Doyle, he kind of pushed out and came underneath their safety, and Rolle, he came out of nowhere. He popped out and I tried to throw it low to Bobby so the guy would have to come through his body, and then it was just too low and he broke on it. He was right on it."
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