Arkansas State Successfully Runs ‘Hide the Midget’ Trick Play En Route to GoDaddy Bowl Game Win (Video)

Arkansas State rallied late Sunday night to stun Ball State in the 2014 GoDaddy Bowl. Ball State was poised to take the game, up 20-16 with 90 seconds on the clock, but a last-minute touchdown drive sealed the deal for the Red Wolves, who picked up their eighth win of the season.

The win itself was impressive, but Arkansas State also pulled a tricky play from the playbook en route to the victory. In the second quarter, with Ball State up 10-3, the Red Wolves sent two decoy runners toward the Cardinals’ defense as 5-foot-9 running back R.J. Fleming made his way into the open field with the ball from behind the offensive line. According to the ESPN broadcast, the tricky play is called “Hide the Midget.”

Fleming gained 27 yards on the play before the Cardinals’ secondary was able to step up, and the play eventually led to a 1-yard touchdown run to tie the game heading into halftime.

Check out the impressive deception in the video below.

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