Northwestern’s having another rough game, this time on the road against Indiana.

Pat Fitzgerald’s Wildcats have lost five straight, falling to 1-6 on the season. The team is also coming off of back-to-back blowout losses at home.

This week against the Hoosiers has seen more of the same struggles for Northwestern. The Wildcats have struggled mightily offensively with just a field goal to their credit heading into halftime.

Trailing 24-3 and looking for a spark, Northwestern dialed up a crazy trick play on the final play of the first half. It started as what appeared to be a hook-and-ladder play up the right sideline, but the receiver getting the lateral was cut off.

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With the game clock hitting zero, he lateraled it back across the field to QB Hunter Johnson, and that is when the madness ensued. He scrambled and tried to find an opening. Once he was surrounded, he turned and lateraled toward a teammate. Unfortunately, he tossed the ball right to an IU defender.

Luckily, Northwestern tackled that defender before he was able to return the lateral for a touchdown, but this play could have gone even worse for the Wildcats: