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…
Let's go back to Kirby's decision to kick the FG, WHICH ALLOWED NOTRE DAME TO STILL HAVE A SHOT TO WIN THIS GAME!
— Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) September 22, 2019
I can't wait to see Kirby Smart kick field goals on fourth-and-1 again against Florida this year. Going up by 13 with a field goal on Georgia's last drive is why UGA is going to get beat at some point this year.
— Will Miles (@WillMilesSEC) September 22, 2019
What in the world is Kirby Smart doing kicking a FG there?
— Brad Rowland (@BTRowland) September 22, 2019
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.