This play from the Egg Bowl will forever live in infamy. Not because the play design was so great (it wasn't) but because of what the player did after.
In the rivalry game between the Ole Miss Rebels and the Mississippi State Bulldogs, the final touchdown of the game should have tied the score and sent the game into overtime. That is, until an Ole Miss player got carried away with his touchdown celebration.
The receiver who caught the ball on the whip route from the left slot position, proceeded to crawl through the end zone and mimic peeing on the field like his rival team's mascot.
This resulted in a 15-yard unsportsmanlike penalty that made the ensuing extra point more difficult. Down by one point, after the touchdown, the kicker missed the long extra point and this version of the Egg Bowl will always be remembered for the unadvised celebration.
As for the play design itself, the only thing good about it was that it put a quick receiver in the open field to run a whip route which gave him ample room to catch the touchdown pass and fall into the end zone (before his ridiculously dumb celebration).
There are two very poor parts about this play design, however. First of all, the whip route was run too short. The player whipped outside at the 2 yard line and was lucky that he was so wide open that he didn't get hit and tackled short of the goal line as soon as he caught the pass. Secondly, the other poor part about this play design is that two receivers on the trips sides both ran fade routes to the exact same location and congested the corner of the end zone way too much.
Nonetheless, the play was successful. Until, well, you know...
The Indiana Hoosiers make the top play designs of the week with a play that features comeback routes.
From a Shotgun Spread 2x2 formation, both sides of the play have the outside receivers running comeback routes towards the sideline.
On this case, the outside left receiver ran the route the perfect distance in the red zone in order to convince the cornerback that he was running a fade towards the back of the end zone. Once he cut back outside, he was wide open on the front pylon and received the touchdown catch.
This play design went for a 78 yard touchdown pass from a potential Heisman winning quarterback.
When Joe Burrow noticed that his speedy receiver got behind the defense on a deep post route, Burrow let it sail.
Seventy-eight yards later, Burrow was one touchdown pass closer to winning the Heisman race.