Featuring shotgun offenses and spread out receivers, week 2 of the college football season demonstrated many different ways to effectively pass the football through the air.
The 2019 rendition of the classic rivalry game between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Colorado Buffaloes featured a 17 point comeback that came down to the wire.
In order to build the initial lead (before giving it back up late in the game) the Cornhuskers spread out five of the wide receivers in an empty set formation and then proceeded to attack the corners of the field.
A missed assignment on defense led to a side open receiver for a 65-yard touchdown pass resulting from this play design.
In a high-powered match up between #1 Clemson and #12 Texas A&M, sophomore quarterback, Trevor Lawrence, throw a strike down the center of the field that put the Tigers into scoring position.
When the high safety came down the field after the snap of the ball, Lawrence knew that his slot receiver would be open over the top and made a good through to successfully execute this play diagram.
Oklahoma State racked up nearly 600 offensive yards in their week 2 victory.
Seventy of those yards came from this play action fake play that was thrown to the Post-Corner route down the left sideline.
With options at multiple depths downfield, this play design provides the Quarterback with many places he can send the ball for positive yards.