Oregon goes 1-for-5 on two-point conversions in loss to Nebraska
The final score in Lincoln on Saturday was Nebraska 35, Oregon 32.
That doesn't tell the entire story, as the Ducks' penchant for trying for two points came back to bite them.
Oregon converted on its first two-point attempt to take an 8-0 lead.
However, on its subsequent touchdowns, Oregon failed each time, missing four times.
It doesn't take a Monday morning quarterback — or math professor — to realize five kicked PATs would have translated into 35 points for the Ducks.
Mark Helfrich has consistently gone for two after touchdowns, but on this day it came back to haunt him.
And it was noticed by former Oregon coach Rich Brooks, who tweeted during the game:
After the victory, which gave Nebraska coach Mike Riley his first win over Oregon in eight tries, the Husker coaches celebrated.
On this day, the Ducks not only were hunted, but shot themselves, too.
Others in Husker Nation chimed in, too:
Mark Helfrich says the 2-point conversions are called on the field, and all five were the right call based on formation.
— Austin Meek (@austinmeekRG) September 17, 2016
Ducks make the first 2pt conversion and if they kick the next 4 they are up by 8.
— Rich Brooks (@UKcoachbrooks) September 17, 2016
Mike Riley gets his first win against Oregon in eight tries. Nebraska coaches run through the press box yelling, "We're duck hunting!"
— Andrew Greif (@AndrewGreif) September 17, 2016
Biggest win in the last 20 plus years!!! #Nebraska SOOOO PROUD to be a cornhusker!!!
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) September 17, 2016
"We've got a team here."
— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) September 17, 2016