Down 31-13 late in the fourth quarter Saturday against Penn State, West Virginia Mountaineers decided to make the blowout game a little bit more entertaining for any fan who hadn't turned off their TV yet.
After quarterback Garrett Greene made a 1-yard scramble for the Mountaineers' second score of the night, coach Neal Brown opted for a 2-point-conversion — because, why not?
For the play call, Neal took a page out of the Kansas City Chiefs' playbook of trickery and had his offense gather to do a "Ring Around the Rosie"-like dance before quickly lining up in the correct formation. The Chiefs had used the same confusion tactic in a 2022 game against the Las Vegas Raiders. The move left the Raiders too dumbfounded by the fact that a group of 11 grown men (professional football players, nonetheless) had imitated a child's game to even react to the fact that running back Jerick McKinnon was lined up at quarterback.
For West Virginia, the trick successfully confused the Penn State defense, as the Mountaineers shuffled into a run up the middle to complete the 2-point-conversion.
West Virginia channeled their inner Chiefs with that two-point conversion! ?
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