Just Play: Fake Kneeldown

X’s & O’s: Fake Kneeldown For First Down

On a late September evening in 2019, the Tulane Green Wave looked set to accept their fate and take their game against Houston to overtime late in the fourth quarter. With just 18 seconds on the clock, and the score tied at 31, Tulane ran a fake kneeldown that sprung their offense for a first down, setting up what would be a 53-yard catch and run for a touchdown in the final seconds.