Mark Stoops made a bold call against Northwestern and it backfired.
Northwestern held off Kentucky in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl on Friday night, but just barely. The Wildcats held a 24-14 lead late in the fourth quarter, but a 48-yard field goal by Austin MacGinnis and a nine-yard touchdown run by quarterback Stephen Johnson cut the lead to just one. Stoops elected to go for a two-point conversion and the win, but Johnson couldn't find an open receiver.
Kentucky tried a pooch kick, but Northwestern recovered.
Here's video of the failed two-point conversion. It came after Northwestern called two timeouts to prepare itself:
Northwestern, with the win, moves to 10-3 on the season. Kentucky falls to 7-6, leaving the SEC winless thus far in the 2017 bowl season.