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This Trick Play Was A Terrible Idea And It Worked Perfectly

Who’s ready for some hot DIII action?! Not Carleton College, which fell for the ol’ fake-extra-point-fake-toss-no-look-behind-the-back-pass-two-point-conversion by St. Thomas. The oldest trick in the book.

This seems like a play with an inefficient success rate, relying on a perfectly placed hurl and a complete bite by the defenders to prevent it from being a jump ball. But I have no doubt the Tommies have been scouting and practicing this one for months. The pass, from holder Charlie Dowdle to TE Matt Christianson, put St. Thomas up 8-3.


St. Thomas ended up winning 80-3, which almost makes running a trick play seem kind of mean.


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