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Kirby Smart Criticized For Questionable Decision Late vs. Notre Dame

Kirby Smart talking to one of his Georgia assistants.

ATHENS, GA - SEPTEMBER 15: Head Coach Kirby Smart of the Georgia Bulldogs decides on a play call against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders on September 15, 2018 at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Georgia Bulldogs head coach Kirby Smart made a questionable decision late in his team's game against Notre Dame that ended up allowing the Fighting Irish to stay right in it.

The Bulldogs, leading the Fighting Irish 20-10, opted to kick a field goal on a 4th and a half yard from Notre Dame's 26-yard line.

The field goal was good, but it ended up allowing the deficit to remain at two scores.

Should Smart have gone for it? Maybe...

Thankfully for Georgia, Smart's decision did not end up costing the Bulldogs a win.

Georgia ended up stopping Notre Dame on its potentially game-winning drive, beating the Fighting Irish, 23-17.

The Bulldogs improved to 4-0 on the season, while the Fighting Irish dropped to 2-1.