Sycamore went for 2 against Kaneland for the win and succeeded. Down two scores, NIU went for 2 against Toledo, missed it and lost by two. Both are examples of why the bold call is the right call, even if it doesn't work out.
Missed coverage becoming a big touchdown pass. A red-zone fumble costing a chance for a tie. Special teams miscues switching field position at the worst time. Mistakes like that haunted NIU in its loss at Toledo on Saturday.