Found January 06, 2014 on Los That Sports Blog:
Tweet Arkansas State seemed like the lesser team on Sunday night as they took on 10-2 Ball State in the GoDaddy Bowl. However, the Red Wolves were able to limit the Cardinals’ high-powered offense in the bowl game, they just needed some offense to help carry them. Down 10-3 in the second quarter, Arkansas State tried a little bit of trickery to get the ball moving downfield, running a play called “Hide the Midget:” That’s senior wide receiver R.J. Fleming ducking down behind the line and then taking the hand-off. He’s only 5’10”, but he looked a bit smaller on that play. Arkansas State ended up scoring on that drive to tie the game at 10 points apiece at the half. The Red Wolves then came out and scored a late fourth-quarter touchdown to earn the upset victory. Any time you use the “Hide the Midget” play, you deserve the win.

Video: ESPN Realized Arkansas State’s Trick Play Name May Offend Viewers, Gave It A New Title

In tonight’s GoDaddy Bowl between Arkansas State and Ball State, the Red Wolves pulled off a pretty impressive trick play in which wide receiver R.J. Fleming was obscured from the view of the defense, and took a handoff for 27 yards while the Cardinals defense bit on a fake to the running back. According to ESPN play-by-play Carter Blackburn (who likely knew of the play in advance...

Arkansas State Sucessfully Runs ‘Hide the Midget’ Trick Play En Route to GoDaddy Bowl Game Win (Video)

Arkansas State rallied late Sunday night to stun Ball State in the 2014 GoDaddy bowl. Ball State was poised to take the game, up 20-16 with 90 seconds on the clock, but a last-minute touchdown drive sealed the deal and the Red Wolves picked up their eighth win of the season. The win itself was impressive, but the Red Wolves also pulled a tricky play from the playbook en route to...

The "Hide The Midget" Play Comes Up Big For Arkansas State, Red Wolves Win The Go.Daddy Bowl 23-20 Over Ball State

That's right, this weird formation is known as "hide the midget" and at 5-9 ASU's R.J. Fleming served that role perfectly for a 27 yard gain for the Red Wolves.Thanks ESPNThe game came down to a 38 yard field goal by Ball State's Scott Secor that was blocked by Arkansas State's Ryan Carrethers and win their second straight Go Daddy Bowl 23-20.Thanks ESPN...
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