Thank goodness it worked.
With Iowa protecting a suddenly tenuous 14-7 lead, the Hawkeyes were driving and had stalled out at the 4-yard line. Kirk Ferentz would just take the three points and the two-possession lead, wouldn't he? No need to get crazy, right?
Instead, Kirk opted for the playcall equivalent of a massive bong rip: this spectacular direct-snap, fake-reverse, swinging-gate-ish play. Frankly, it's unlike anything we've ever seen before.
Kirk, your thoughts?
— Iowa On BTN (@IowaOnBTN) October 6, 2018
And now, just like we all predicted, the only Hawkeye with a rushing touchdown in the first half is T.J. Hockenson.