N.C. State's perfectly-executed trick play that resulted in a TD is a thing of beauty
N.C. State is going to its bag of tricks early in a Friday night showdown against Miami.
On the first possession of the game, the Wolf Pack dialed up a trick play to catch the Hurricanes off guard in an attempt to pick up a huge chunk of yardage. It worked to perfection, and resulted in an early touchdown for N.C. State.
Quarterback Bailey Hockman handed the ball off to Thayer Thompson, who then tossed it back to Hockman on the far side of the field. With blockers in front of him, Hockman bolted 31 yards to the end zone, giving N.C. State an early 7-0 lead on Miami.
It could not have been executed more perfectly:
Bailey Hockman had a convoy to get six!
Anything to hit the end zone 😤 pic.twitter.com/SX2McMA6qS
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That play capped a 6-play, 89-yard drive that needed just 2:16 to get into the end zone.
Probably the best part of this trick play was the blocking that occurred inside the 20-yard line. N.C. State’s lead blockers wiped out the Miami defense, creating a really clear path for Hockman to hit the goal line.
You won’t see many trick plays in college football executed quite as well as that one on Friday night.