Trickeration can deliver huge results. It can also backfire.
In the Notre Dame-USC game on Saturday, it provided an oddity.
Already up 7-0, USC coach Lincoln Riley decided to get fancy on a second-and-goal.
It almost blew up on the Trojans as the pass toward Caleb Williams headed more for a Notre Dame defender than the USC QB.
Williams had the presence of mind to try and thwart the interception and wound up being flagged for offensive pass interference on the play.
USC settled for a field goal and was up 10-0 after the first quarter.