Gutsy Fake Punt Leads to Florida State's First TD Against Auburn

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistJanuary 6, 2014

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For most of the first two quarters of the BCS National Championship Game against Auburn, nothing went Florida State's way. A gutsy fake punt in their own territory led to the Seminoles' first touchdown of the game.

Down 21-3 late in the second quarter, Florida State faced a 4th-and-4 from its own 40-yard line. The Seminoles took a chance and were rewarded. Karlos Williams picked up seven yards on the fake punt to keep the drive alive.

Devonta Freeman finished the 11-play drive with a three-yard touchdown:

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The touchdown made it a 21-10 game.

Oddly enough, some people called the fake punt. Coaches—Boston College's Steve Addazio, Pittsburgh's Paul Chryst and Texas A&M's Kevin Sumlin—in ESPN's BCS Film Room thought something was up:

Hat tip to The Big Lead's Stephen Douglas for the video.