While most of our eyes were glued to the NFL playoffs this weekend, the Arkansas State Red Wolves and Ball State Cardinals played in a thrilling GoDaddy Bowl which ended with the Red Wolves narrowly escaping with a 23-20 victory.
It also featured Arkansas State busting out one of the best trick plays we’ve seen all season.
The play, which the commentator called ‘hide the midget’ began with an incredibly odd formation that featured an overly bunched line with a player set off to the side in a sprinting formation.
Appearing as if the ‘sprinter’ player would receive the handoff, much like in a normal reverse situation, he ran towards the quarterback once the ball was hiked – however, the quarterback didn’t have the ball for the handoff as that was given to a player literally hiding (squatting) behind the offensive line. He took the ball and after a moment of hesitation to freeze the defense, ran for a 27-yard gain which eventually lead to a game-tying touchdown just before halftime.