We "gave up on winning" when we punted the ball on 4th and 1. [God, do I miss Art Briles attitude.] This was the worst decision I have ever witnessed by a UH FB coach, and I've been going to UH games for ~50 years.
Whether it was 4th & 1 or 4th & 20, really our only possible chance of winning this game was to go for it with 3 minutes to go, knowing full well that Memphis would score easily in less than 2 minutes irregardless of their field position.
And now we can better understand how the Miami fans felt about their former Defensive Coordinator. In the second half, it seemed we just sat back in a soft zone and let them pick us apart with their half-time adjustments in their passing routes.