New Hampshire Ran The Best Trick Play for Two


The best trick play you’ll see in Week 9 comes courtesy of the New Hampshire Wildcats, from their Colonial Athletic Association matchup with Stony Brook.

UNH built an early, 13-0 lead on a Prince Smith pick-six. With the Seawolves coming in boasting one of the best defenses in the Championship Subdivision, and New Hampshire seeking a marquee win for its Playoffs resume, head coach Sean McDonnell opted to call for a two-point conversion and extend the lead further.

The formation New Hampshire used is unlike anything you are likely to see anywhere in college football.

Small wonder this is the program where Chip Kelly got his start. This trick play looks like something Kelly would have run in his time at Oregon — though even UNH’s look deviates from the unique sets Kelly often employed with the Ducks.

If three receivers lined up to the right is dubbed “trips right,” is a sextuplet sent out wide a “sex right?” Perhaps a question for McDonnell on Monday’s CAA teleconference call.

That formation is odd enough on its own, but the sweep pitch to receiver Neil O’Connor, who delivers the scoring pass through a narrow window, only adds to the incredible aesthetic of this trick play.