Michigan's Upset Bid Ends on Failed 2-Point Conversion Attempt

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistNovember 30, 2013

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Michigan Wolverines coach Brady Hoke made a gutsy call by going for two after his team scored a touchdown in the final minute to cut No. 3 Ohio State's lead to 42-41.

The call backfired when quarterback Devin Gardner's pass was intercepted by Ohio State's Tyvis Powell.

Gardner's reaction says it all, via SB Nation:

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The decision to go for it was apparently made by the players, via @umichfootball:

Taylor Lewan, on the 2-point attempt, "Coach Hoke asked us seniors, do you want to go for it, we all said yes."

— Michigan Football (@umichfootball) November 30, 2013

Here's a look at the two-yard touchdown catch by Devin Funchess to set up the two-point conversion attempt:

It's tough to blame Hoke for being aggressive in this situation.

Michigan had a hard time stopping Ohio State's running attack all game (393 total yards), and the Wolverines had the momentum after scoring 20 points in the fourth quarter. 

Ohio State kept its undefeated season alive and extended its winning streak to 24 games, and the Buckeyes still have a chance at playing for a national title.