Letter: Bronco's two-point conversion was Vegas-style football

Published: Saturday, Sept. 22 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

Head coach Bronco Mendenhall of the Brigham Young Cougars watches during the first half of NCAA football in Boise, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012.

Ravell Call, Deseret News

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Going for a two-point conversion was the worst decision ever by BYU. I don't care how many times Bronco Mendenhall defends the play call — it was Vegas-style football. What kills me is the defense, after a whole game of cleaning up after Riley Nelson and heroically keeping things close, had to just sit there and watch Mendenhall throw the game away with a completely unnecessary gamble.

I heard Mendenhall say he'd do it again every time in the future. Yikes. I bet Boise State wouldn't say the same about going for fourth down and three deep on their own side of the field. Both coaches had a touch of arrogance that could and should have cost both of them the game.

Luckily for Boise State, "Bronco's blunder" was the one that lost the game.

Eric Halliday

Cedar Hills

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