Garbage bowl season is the time of year to throw caution to the wind, open up the playbook and run a trick play or two, but there are limits.
Take Northern Illinois for example. The Huskies trailed Duke, 7-0 in the Quick Lane Bowl – which will always be The Little Caesars Bowl in our hearts – and thought they’d catch the Blue Devils off guard on a 4th and 18 from their own 10 with a fake punt. Bad idea.
This isn’t Colts fake punt bad, but it’s a strong candidate for worst play call of the college football season. This is gross, even for the Quick Lane Bowl. Not. Even. Close.
Of course, Duke capitalized and punched in the gift.