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Optimal Strategies on Fourth Down

Virgil Carter and Robert E. Machol
Management Science
Vol. 24, No. 16 (Dec., 1978), pp. 1758-1762
Published by: INFORMS
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2630473
Page Count: 5

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Abstract

An attempted field goal on fourth down, with short yardage required for first down, is a considerably poorer strategy than is generally thought.

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