A College Football Team Used A Fake QB In Warmups On Saturday

first_imgMan carries footballs.Mandatory Credit: Rick Stewart /AllsportCollege football teams will stop at nothing to get an edge. That includes coaches concealing or downplaying injuries to the public.In the case of Hawaii, it means really concealing an injury to your starting quarterback. The Rainbow Warriors won Saturday’s game against Wyoming without the services of star signal caller Cole McDonald.McDonald missed two days of practice last week and then didn’t play in the game with an unspecified injury, but Hawaii went through great lengths to keep the Cowboys on their toes. They enlisted an impostor to wear his jersey during pregame warmups.Yes, that’s right. There was someone wearing No. 13 on the field before the game, but it wasn’t McDonald.So is it safe to say that we’ve been bamboozled by a non-dread locked version of Cole McDonald? #HawaiiFB LOL pic.twitter.com/iPY0ExMDc7— Chavonnie (@chavramz) October 7, 2018Hawaii starting QB Cole McDonald’s injury was kept a secret up until kickoff, and even went as far as having a backup wear his jersey during pre-game warm-ups: (h/t /u/Jah-Eazy) https://t.co/bo7xZaFBir— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) October 8, 2018Astute observers might have realized McDonald didn’t have his trademark blonde dreads hanging out of his helmet. Otherwise, that’s a pretty good effort.Even without McDonald, who entered the game leading the nation in passing yards (2,100) and passing touchdowns (24), Hawaii pulled out a 17-13 win. Freshman Chevan Cordeiro stepped in and completed 19-of-29 passes for 148 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winner with less than two minutes to play.Guess the pregame trickery paid off.last_img