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. It handed Tulane 38-31 victory and its first 3-1 start since 2003.
See the play below:
Perhaps just as crazy as Tulane’s game-winner: This fake kneel play to set it up. pic.twitter.com/VS9i8C0kd6
— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) September 20, 2019
Now see how they lined up and ran the fake kneeldown.
|QB||Hand the ball to the Z and carry out a fake option with the RB to the boundary.|
|Z||take the handoff pause and run a sweep track following lead blocker|
|X||Pause, then lead-block the first player in the alley|
|F||Down block on DE|
|Y||Climb to SLB|
|PST||Double the nose to the MLB|
|PSG||Double the nose to the MLB|
|C||Pull around edge looking inside out for first defender to show|
|BSG||Climb to cut off second level player|
|BST||Arc for first player in the backside alley|
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