WATCH: Minnesota uses trick play to set up scoring drive vs. Indiana
Halloween is still a few days away, but P.J. Fleck is still incorporating some tricks into his offense.
On Minnesota’s opening drive against Indiana on Friday night, the Gophers ran a flea flicker on first down play. It was just the second play of the game for the offense and the result was a 25-yard reception for Rashod Bateman.
It created some early momentum for Minnesota.
.@GopherFootball is coming out with the tricks and the treats. 🔥
A flea flicker on their opening drive leads to an eventual TD, and it's 7-3 Minnesota over Indiana: pic.twitter.com/3eJsagrTYj
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) October 27, 2018
The completion was also a nice confidence booster for Tanner Morgan, a redshirt freshman making the first start of his career.
Minnesota’s flea flicker was a huge part of the Gophers’ six-play, 77-yard drive that resulted in a touchdown.
Minnesota is trying to snap a four-game losing streak and notch its first B1G win of the season.