Michigan State scored quickly against Maryland, and the score came via the favorite trick play of head coach Mel Tucker.

Having already used the flea-flicker multiple times this season, the Spartans turned to it again vs. the Terrapins. With the defense having to focus on running back Kenneth Walker III, it’s a good way to draw the eyes of the second level of the defense.

That’s exactly what happened this time with the defense of Maryland frozen on the handoff. By the time Walker pitched it back to Payton Thorne, Montorie Foster had gotten behind his man down the field.

The pitch-and-catch went for 52 yards and Foster’s first career touchdown with the Spartans: