MIAMI GARDENS, Fla., Sept. 16 (UPI) -- College football is known for its experimental and trick plays, but the Arkansas State Red Wolves tried something on Saturday football fans have truly never seen -- wide receiver Booker Mays faked his own death during a fake punt attempt in hopes of distracting Miami's punt return unit.
The play, called the "Fainting Goat," failed to work, as the fake punt resulted in an interception and the Red Wolves eventually lost to the Hurricanes 40-21.
"We were just having a little bit of fun to be honest with you," head coach Blake Anderson told USA Today online sports imprint For The Win.
"Booker's got a great personality, so we just told him once they snap, since you can't go downfield, just take a step back and do the Fainting Goat technique. We showed him the video and he worked at it all week and had a great time with it and got better every day. And then on Saturday, we ran it. The only problem was we did a poor job on the fake itself. We had a guy open and uncovered and we just underthrew the pass and got picked off. But Booker did his part to a T."