Head coach Brady Hoke and his Michigan Wolverines football team almost pulled off a stunner on Saturday when they came within on failed two-point conversion attempt away from sending the Ohio Buckeyes back home to Columbus with their first loss of the season.
Unfortunately, that didn’t happen, but it was a valiant try nonetheless to shock the nation.
Michigan scored a touchdown with time running out in the fourth quarter to pull to within 42-41. Everyone watched in anticipation as Hoke was making the decision whether or not to go for the tie and play for overtime by kicking the extra point, or just sending the offense back out for the win, which he ended up doing.
Turns out, though, he wasn’t the one that made the decision.
Senior Michigan tackle Taylor Lewan said after the game that Hoke put the decision in their hands, in their final home game inside Michigan Stadium:
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