Re: Not Smack: UNC should be ashamed
It was mentioned last night that Spurrier passed on that play because he didn't want the safety by getting stuffed on the run, which is what they almost did to us on 1st down. The safest play in that situation, unless they sack you, is to throw it as deep as possible. That way there is no chance for safety and if they pick it you have a chance to stop them before the TD, which is essentially a punt. So I have no issue with that.
I thought it was hilarious how Spurrier took a timeout right after NC took theirs.