Russell Wilson Throws Touchdown vs. Packers on Fake Read-Option

Tyler BrookeSenior Analyst IISeptember 4, 2014


The Seattle Seahawks decided to take a play from college playbooks during the NFL season opener against the Green Bay Packers.

Russell Wilson ran a fake read-option in the second quarter, finding a wide-open Ricardo Lockette for the 33-yard touchdown. 

Update: Sept. 5 at 1:20 p.m. ET

The Auburn Tigers noticed that the play looked very familiar.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll admitted that he got the play from Auburn, per The Monday Morning Quarterback's Peter King: "We’ll go anywhere to find a play. And that one—uh, Muschamp at Florida, no … Auburn. They ran it. Give Gus Malzahn credit. That’s a great play. I kept telling them [the offensive staff and players] this summer, ‘It’ll work, it’ll work.’ But it didn’t work all summer."

If a play works, use it. 

[Auburn Tigers]

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The play gave the Seahawks a 10-7 lead.