Pat Narduzzi defends himself over horrendous decision to kick field goal from 1
Pat Narduzzi is defending himself for a horrendous decision late in his Pitt Panthers’ 17-10 loss to Penn State on Saturday.
Pitt had the ball down 17-10 with around eight minutes left in the game and drove to the Penn State one. They threw two incompletions and rushed for no gain and ended up with a 4th-and-goal from the one. Then for some reason, despite being down seven with five minutes left, Narduzzi opted to try a field goal. No, he didn’t go to try and tie or take the lead, but he went with a field goal.
His reward for the awful decision: a missed kick.
Pitt ended up losing 17-10.
After the game, Narduzzi defended the decision and compounded the error by saying they needed two scores to win.
Pat Narduzzi on why he opted for a field goal with a fourth and one with five minutes left, down seven
‘Because you need two scores to win the football game.’
He added that he doesn’t question that decision ‘at all’
— Craig Meyer (@CraigMeyerPG) September 14, 2019
Should we expect Narduzzi to have admitted his mistake? Maybe not, but let’s hope he realized how dumb his decision was.