Syracuse quarterback confuses everyone by landing backflip in the middle of a play
Syracuse quarterback Garrett Shrader landed a backflip in the middle of a play on Saturday vs. Pitt.
Syracuse decided to run a trick play on 3rd and 8 early on in the second quarter. Shrader split out wide and lined up as a receiver on the play — something he has been doing often in this first half.
Syracuse then ran a double-pass play to the opposite side of the field. Running back LeQuint Allen caught a lateral and then threw it deep, but the pass fell incomplete.
However, ESPN circled back to the play to show Shrader doing a back flip on the opposite side of the field. Here’s a look:
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Allen’s pass on the play was incomplete, resulting in a Syracuse punt. The Orange led 7-3 at the time of play.
Shrader is battling some sort of upper body injury, which is likely at least part of the reason why Syracuse is running a unique offense in this game against the Panthers. Shrader missed last week’s game against Boston College due to an injury.
The Orange enter this game with a 4-5 record and could still reach bowl eligibility if they win 2 of their final 2 games. Syracuse is winless vs. ACC opponents this season.