Taylor calls in Matt and asks him to look at the field. "What do you see out there?" Matt turns, looks back, and says, "We got 'em right where we want them." Taylor asks what Matt thinks about going for two points, and Matt tells him, "Give it to Smash. He's been doing it all game." Taylor peers down through Matt's faceguard and sees nothing there but confidence. He asks for a play from Bud, who quickly supplies, "18 option." Whatever that means. Taylor sends Matt back out, telling him, "Git 'er done."
The announcer has his doubts about Taylor's decision to send Matt back in to go for the two-point conversion, but all he can do is call it. And then we're in slow motion as the boys get in formation. Close-up on Taylor's confident smile, and the announcer tells us, "You are looking at a man who is betting his entire career on one play." Taylor's smile falters. The man has his flaws, and clearly one of them is a susceptibility to hyperbole.
Matt tosses the ball to Smash one last time, and Smash makes a run that comes to a violent end, all but wrapped around the heads and shoulders of a couple of Tigers. He hits the ground flat on his back, still holding the ball. But it's ground on the right side of the goal line, and the ref raises both arms to signal that it's good. Dillon wins! Huzzah! I can't believe I care! I've never gotten this worked up over an actual football game in my life, and that includes the year my high school won state. When I was on the team. I'm kidding about that last part.
Taylor and Bud congratulate each other, friends again, because winning fixes everything. The stands empty as the announcers blather on, and we get one last look at the scoreboard reading 21-22 Panthers. The Tigers look pretty damn dazed. The celebration on the field continues as the head coaches shake hands, Julie comes up to talk to Matt, and Riggins sort of tips his helmet to Lyla, who acknowledges the gesture with a hidden smile. Tami comes down and hugs her husband, who exhaustedly walks off the field with her. He has barely enough energy to keep chewing his gum as they leave the on-field celebration behind, but he pulls it off.