Penn State knew they would have to pull out of all special plays and tricks to knock off No. 6 Michigan. After taking an early 3-0 in the first quarter, Penn State had a chance to add to its lead by kicking a 20-yard field goal on 4th-and-goal.

Instead of kicking the short field goal, Penn State head coach James Franklin calls for a trick play which involves kicker Rafael Checa pitching the ball to punter Jordan Stout to catch the ball and attempt to run it in for a short touchdown.

This play did not fool Michigan’s defense as they snuffed it out and forced a fumble and recovered it to the Michigan 29-yard line. This was one of the worst outcomes that could happen for Penn State.

When asked Franklin would make the play call again after the game, Franklin said he would in his video.

Considering how close the game was, it might’ve been worth it for Penn State to kick the field goal at that stage in the game. Hindsight is 20/20, though.

Even looking back, Franklin says he’d do it again.