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Lincoln Riley's Overtime Play Calling Is Getting Destroyed

Lincoln Riley answers questions after win vs. Kansas.


Lincoln Riley is taking a lot of heat for his end-game decision making.

Georgia has beaten Oklahoma 54-48 in double overtime in the Rose Bowl to advance to the College Football Playoff National Championship Game. The game was an all-time classic.

One of the major story lines from this one will be Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley's play calling at the end of regulation and in both overtime periods. First, Riley ran a wheel route when all OU needed was two yards on third down with less than a minute remaining in regulation. Quarterback Baker Mayfield threw incomplete, and OU had to punt.

Then, the Sooners had the ball second in the first overtime after Georgia made a field goal. Instead of letting Mayfield, the Heisman Trophy winner, decide the game, OU ran three times and kicked a field goal on 4th-and-1. In the second overtime, OU again played it safe, which resulted in Austin Seibert's field goal attempt getting blocked and Georgia winning on its next possession.

Riley's decision-making is being ridiculed heavily on Twitter.

As good as Riley's play calls were in the first half, he definitely had some headscratchers at the end of the game.

Unfortunately, the latter will be what he is remembered for.