Last night’s ill-fated trick play, run by the Indianapolis Colts in the third quarter of their 34-27 loss to the New England Patriots, is already being called one of the worst football plays of all time.
The response to the outrageous bungle is so widespread that even the University of Maine football team is getting in on the fun.
On Monday morning @BlackBearsFB posted this on their Twitter page with the caption, “Hey @Colts, this is how it’s done.”:
— Maine Football (@BlackBearsFB) October 19, 2015
The clip is from a game-winning overtime play game against James Madison University in 2011.
The Black Bear’s pre-snap alignment for the play is similar to what the Colts did on Sunday night, except the quarterback in Maine’s version- former Portland High School star Chris Treister– was lined up well behind the line of scrimmage.
Here’s what happened when the Colts tried it: