Arkansas State had player play dead on awful fake punt attempt (Video)

Arkansas-State-fake-puntArkansas State tried what could very well be the worst fake punt attempt you will ever see on Saturday. In the second quarter of a 41-20 loss to Miami, the Red Wolves lined up like they were going to kick it away near midfield. Instead of punting, they had a player fake like he had collapsed on the field and then threw an interception.

Let’s start with the faking of the death. Sophomore wide receiver Booker Mays, who is listed at 5-foot-1 on Arkansas State’s official athletics website, immediately grabbed his chest and fell backward when the ball was snapped. No one seemed to care. In fact, he got jacked up as soon as he came to his feet after Miami picked the ball off.

What was the purpose of having someone play dead? If it was to make the opponent concerned for his health, that’s just plain wrong. Whatever the case, it didn’t work. And where the hell was that pass going? There didn’t appear to be a white shirt anywhere in the vicinity of where the ball was thrown.

Arkansas State head coach Blake Anderson told For the Win the play is called the “Fainting Goat” and basically admitted that it served no purpose.

“We were just having a little bit of fun to be honest with you,” he said. “When you scare a goat, it faints. It was a joke.”

The joke’s on you, buddy.

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H/T SB Nation

Villanova fools Boston College and everyone else with fake punt (Video)


Villanova-fake-puntVillanova is known as more of a basketball and baseball school than it is a football school. The Wildcats’ football team competes in Division 1-AA, but they opened up their 2013 campaign against Boston College on Saturday. Although Villanova is not expected to beat the Eagles, they did bring us one of the best trick plays of the young season.

The Wildcats executed a textbook fake punt in the first quarter that fooled everyone — including the camera people — and resulted in a 47 yard touchdown and an early 7-0 lead. It took me about three or four times of watching the clip to figure out how they hid the ball so well.

If Villanova wins, it will be an incredible upset. If they lose, they can still be proud of the fact that they brought us one of the best football trick plays we have ever featured on LBS.

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Riley Cooper hid in Saints logo in end zone on trick play that nearly worked

If not for the fact that it was ruled an illegal forward pass, the trick play Riley Cooper and the Philadelphia Eagles nearly pulled off during their game against the New Orleans Saints on Monday night would have been one of the most unique in NFL history. As you can see from the video below, Cooper laid down and camouflaged himself in the Saints end zone logo before popping up and taking a lateral from teammate Brandon Boykin 93 yards for a touchdown.

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Pacific University Makes Crazy Two-Point Conversion on Blocked Extra Point (Video)

Pacific University scored on one of the craziest two-point conversions you will ever see during their game Saturday against Lewis & Clark. Lewis & Clark’s extra point attempt was blocked, and the players all stood around as if the play was over. Out of nowhere, defensive back Bryan Mills took off with the ball running the other direction. He didn’t stop until reaching the end zone, giving the Boxers two unexpected points. Here is the video:

Lewis & Clark won the game 61-35 but you could consider Pacific somewhat of a winner just for that incredible highlight. The play reminded me a lot of this trick play. For some reason, players tend to lose their minds when the opposing team just stops moving. Let this play serve as a reminder to all football players: never stop playing until you hear the whistle.

Eagles Used 10 Players in Onside Kick to Confuse Giants

Philly fans surely haven’t finished enjoying the Eagles’ comeback win over the Giants on Sunday. Conversely, the pain for Giants fans has not been ameliorated, and only winning out might help. I’ll tell you something else that won’t help matters for the fans — and no, we’re not talking about the latest news with punter Matt Dodge. As if the Giants didn’t already feel dumb enough for blowing a 31-10 lead with eight minutes to go, how about finding out that the Eagles tricked you with only 10 men on the field? True story.

Giants linebacker Chase Blackburn said the Eagles confused them. “They ran a guy off right in front of everybody and they’re all looking at each other saying, ‘We’ve (only) got 10.’ So we’re doing the same thing, trying to recount. And then you forget about that ‘alert’ a little bit. That’s kind of what happened.”

Coach Tom Coughlin didn’t think that was a proper excuse and still says he warned the players to prepare for an onside kick. It didn’t matter, as the Giants were left looking even more stupid than they already were.

See the play at nfl.com

Kicker Cam Haas Did Gymnastics Moves Across the Field in Football Game

It seems like more and more we’re seeing crazy things happen in high school football games. Either these people know the crazier their stuff gets the more viral it will go, or we just happen to have YouTube making it easier for videos to spread across the internet. Whatever the reason, I just know that this might be the craziest thing I’ve ever seen in a football game (outside of Samurai Hansen busting out karate moves mid-play). Check out this video of high school kicker Cam Haas doing gymnastics across the field while in motion:

Now that is how to put a man in motion! SI Hot Clicks informs us that the player got ejected for the move which is somewhat surprising. What did he do that was so bad huh? We’re also told by Yahoo! Sports that the coach was ejected too. Hey, if you have to go for a two-point conversion from 18 yards out you have to get creative, right?

Driscoll Middle School in Texas Pulls Off Classic Trick Play (Video)

Kudos to Driscoll Middle School in Texas for pulling off the old “nothing to see here, just walking through the neutral zone” trick play.  I don’t want to be hard on middle school kids or anything, but the defense should have known what was going on here.  Check out this video of a trick play by a Texas middle school, courtesy of Deadspin:

The defense wasn’t tipped off by the fact that every offensive player remained perfectly still while the quarterback was just sauntering across the line of scrimmage?  I can understand being confused because the play is so strange, but someone on the offense would probably have moved a muscle if the play wasn’t designed.  Regardless, you can bet your you-know-what they’ll never fall for that again.

Video Credit: YouTube user MillerBucVision