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Pat Fitzgerald Is Getting Crushed For Decisions vs. Wisconsin

A candid photo of Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald.

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - DECEMBER 01: Head coach Pat Fitzgerald of the Northwestern Wildcats on the sidelines in the game against the Ohio State Buckeyes in the third quarter at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 01, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald is one of the most-respected head coaches in the country, though he's facing some major criticism following today's loss at Wisconsin.

Fitzgerald made some questionable-at-best decisions late in his team's loss to the Badgers.

Northwestern twice went for two points when it didn't really make sense to do so late in the loss at No. 8 Wisconsin.

Perhaps the Wildcats were having injury trouble at the kicking position. Still, going for two points when you're down by 15, and again when you're down by 9, didn't seem to make sense.

Not everyone is criticizing Fitzgerald for the move, though. There are some who believe it's the right move.

That's fair, though Wisconsin was not playing great today. It's possible the Wildcats could have won an overtime game.

Alas, Northwestern fell to Wisconsin, 24-15.