Fake Field Goal

It’s not often that a team’s holder tucks the ball and scores a touchdown with a run right up the middle of the opponent’s defensive line, but that’s exactly what happened during Saturday afternoon’s game between the Portland State Vikings and the Eastern Washington Eagles.

At the end of the first quarter of Saturday afternoon’s game between the two teams, Portland State appeared to be set to kick a short field goal to try to go up 17-0 on Eastern Washington. But that’s not what happened. Instead, the holder picked up the ball, tucked it away, and ran it straight up the middle of the Eagles’ defense – all the way toward the end zone for an amazing fake field goal touchdown.

“You were not expecting that one huh?” the team’s official Twitter account said Tweet on Saturday afternoon.

Instead of going up 17-0, the fake field goal touchdown gave Portland State a 21-0 advantage in just the first quarter. And the college football world was quick to react to the surprising play, praising the Vikings for their bold decision.

It was an incredible play made even better by the striking red turf that Eastern Washington plays on.

Ultimately, the play proved to be a big deal as Portland State won by a final score of 38-35 with those four extra points turning out to be the difference in the game.

[Portland State Football]