Mark Stoops didn’t have a lot of answers or excuses for his football team after the game, admitting to reporters that his decision to go for it on 4th and 2 on the Georgia 48-yard line at the start of the second half was a bad call.
“Poor decision,” Stoops said. “In hindsight, not a good choice by me. I felt like we needed a spark. As you can tell, possessions were going to be very tough for us and I went for it there and it didn’t work. It wasn’t a very smart decision by me.”
JoJo Kemp was dropped for a one-yard loss on that play, which may have been the tipping point for the defense.
“When you’re not moving the football, it makes it extremely difficult,” Stoops said. “You add in some turnovers, not good. Then the defense, you can’t win. We’re not built to play like that. We can’t keep going out and sustaining it, against anybody, especially a physical football team. We keep on going on the field thinking we’re going to get off. It gets difficult.”