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- n. A trick play wherein the quarterback deliberately places or leaves the ball on the ground upon receiving it from the center, technically fumbling it, after which the backs run to the right, deceiving the defense into following them, while the right guard picks up the ball and run to the left.
Lebanon offensive guard Steve Rose scored a touchdown from 6 yards out on a "fumblerooski" to stake them to a 12-0 lead just prior to halftime.
In the second quarter of Carolina's win over Houston, fullback Richie Brockel scored on a 7-yard run after quarterback Cam Newton slyly handed Brockel the ball through his legs, bringing to mind one of the NFL's best-known taboos: the fumblerooski.
This case makes the flea-flicker, fake punt, statue of liberty, hook-and-ladder and fumblerooski look as easy as a quarterback sneak.
On the fumblerooski, the linemen were upright and didn't move even after the ball was snapped to Rivers, who was in a short, shotgun formation.
Rivers completed 13 consecutive passes as N.C. State scored three touchdowns in the second quarter, one of them on a fumblerooski and another set up by a flea-flicker.
We just haven't seen that yet, and given O'Keefe's love of the three-yard out route and Stanzi's uncanny ability to audible to the fumblerooski without notifying any of his teammates, it's not likely.
I'm telling you, the Palin pick was a beautifully executed fumblerooski.
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