The Wisconsin Badgers find themselves in the top 10 without having played a ranked opponent this season.
They improved to 8-0 in a game against Illinois this weekend, but aren’t getting a ton of respect on the national scale. But criticisms be damned, they keep finding creative ways to win football games.
On Saturday, they drew up a goal-line beauty.
As quarterback Alex Hornibrook dropped back, offensive lineman Michael Deiter slipped out, caught a floater behind the line of scrimmage, and followed a convoy into the end zone.
Trickeration lineman TD! pic.twitter.com/8qVeWZIB6g
— Dan (@AtIantaDan) October 28, 2017
And the celebration was incredible.
— #MidMajors (@MidnightCampus) October 28, 2017
It’s not the first fat man touchdown of the season, but it might be the best. The score put the game out of reach for Wisconsin, securing the win and pushing the lead to two scores.
Unsurprisingly, it was Deiter’s first career touchdown. You can tell by the way he didn’t know how to celebrate after breaking the plane of the goal-line. Rather than the orchestrated celebrations you see from streaking receivers and running backs, Deiter chose to flail his arms wildly.
The pass was thrown behind the line of scrimmage, so it’ll technically go down as a four-yard rush for a touchdown. It’s all the same for Deiter, though. You can bet he’ll be putting this ball on display in a glass case in his room.