Conference championship games require teams to pull out all the stops in their playbooks in order to finish at the top of the conference. The Sooners, Tigers, and Buckeyes all effectively pulled out play designs that lead to successful offensive production on their ways to conference titles.
This play design takes advantage of the receiver's experience at running fade routes while pitting him up against a player lined up at the safety position who does not have as much experience at guarding the fade route in man-to-man defense, unlike his cornerback counterpart.
Lincoln Riley called this slot fade route when he realized that the Baylor defense had transitioned to man-to-man defense in the red zone.
With ample room to the side line, quarterback Jalen Hurts through the ball to the outside back shoulder of the slot receiver who flipped his hips around to catch the ball away from the defender and secure the Oklahoma touchdown.
The Sooners took the lead over the Baylor Bears with this play in the third quarter on their way to the overtime victory in the Big 12 championship game.
As great of an offense that the LSU Tiger's have put together this year, they ran a few play concepts that can be easily digested for players at all levels of football.
The Tiger RB Arrow play features simple concepts that can be implemented both in an SEC championship game, as well as, on a pee-wee football field.
This simple play concept was one of the many plays that gained position yards for the LSU Tigers on their way to securing the SEC Championship trophy.
The #1 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes took on the #8 ranked Wisconsin Badgers in the Big 10 Championship game this past Saturday. Although the Buckeye offense struggled in the first half against the tough Badger defense, Ohio State was able to turn it around and put together many points during a successful second half.
A great play design that they implemented multiple times during that second half run was this version of the Buckeye Box play.
With many options running across the field at various depths in the defensive secondary, this play design provides the quarterback with many options that can both pierce through a zone defense, as well as, run away in space from a man-to-man defense.