Just finished a season wrap-up conference call with Air Force coach Troy Calhoun (check for my story later on Gazette.com, which will wrap up this season and look forward to next year), and he said that after a couple days to reflect and watch the film, he has no regrets about going for a fake extra point and the two-point conversion in the Military Bowl against Toledo with 52 seconds left. The try failed and Air Force lost 42-41.
“No, sir,” Calhoun said when asked if he had any regrets.
The details of the play, what Air Force was expecting from Toledo’s defense on the extra point try and what Calhoun’s reasoning was for the call, are explained here.
“The look is exactly what we expected,” Calhoun said. “You still have to punch it in. That’s on a coach, too.”
Calhoun credited Toledo for thwarting the attempt. Toledo defensive end Jayrone Elliott sniffed out the play, burst through the line and hit Air Force holder David Baska well short of the goal line.
“That kid did make a pretty darn good play,” Calhoun said.