Bowl games are mostly garbage. They have no meaningful impact on the final college standings, there are way too many of them, and most of them are sparsely attended and don’t get ratings.
One of the upsides to bowl games is that coaches tend to empty out their playcalling bag of tricks. Why not? It’s the last game of the year.
For Western Kentucky interim head coach Nick Holt, last night’s Boca Raton Bowl against Memphis may have been the only game in his career as a head coach. Head coach Jeff Brohm left after the regular season finale to take the Purdue job, and the Hilltoppers have already hired their permanent replacement.
You only get one shot, don’t miss your chance to blow, this opportunity comes once in a lifetime, yo.
With 45 seconds left in the first half of Western Kentucky’s 51-35 win, the Hilltoppers had the ball on their own 15-yard line, in what seemed like an obvious kneel down situation. Not with Nick “Lou” Holt manning the headset. He opted to pull off a fake kneel down misdirection run that ended up with the Memphis 30-yard line.
The trick play is incredible, and congrats to Holt for taking advantage of his moment on the sidelines, instead of playing it safe.
Here’s the video:
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) December 21, 2016