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Arkansas State's "Hide The Midget" Trick Play Worked To Perfection

Don't read, just watch the video. Even when you know trickery is coming, you're probably going to lose track of the football. Imagine how tough it was for Ball State defenders.

Arkansas State twice came from behind to take the GoDaddy Bowl, capping it off with a 59-yard game-winning drive in 1:01. But the highlight came late in the second quarter, when 5'9" receiver R.J. Fleming crouched behind the offensive line, took the ball, and waited until Fredi Knighten feinted a fake handoff before taking off. Watch the replay at 0:15 from behind the Ball State line—Fleming's invisible. He scampered 27 yards, the biggest play on a drive that would end in a TD to tie the game up at the half.


This one's a Gus Malzahn staple; The former Red Wolves and current Auburn coach had it in his arsenal long before he arrived at Jonesboro. But if this was meant a tribute to Malzahn the night before his BCS title game, it might also mean the element of surprise is now lost.

[CBS Sports]

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