Pretty sure its 10 men. It doesn't make the running of the play any less stupid, but it does make the play qua play a little more understandable.
More to the point, though, that 2nd shot after the snap looks OK for us. All we need is Kalis not to stink it up and have the FB get a hat on the safety. Instead, Kalis stinks it up and Houma hits the end, who Lewan is handling.
As much as you want to make this a numbers game, we've got a man for a man to the play side. And the SAM is frozen by the boot fake. Will you look at that. The QB is an extra blocker.
Thus is absolutely fucking amazing, since one of our guys is presumably on the sideline. Penn State shat the bed here by having a 1-5-9 alignment to a side of the line with no tackle. They almost let us get away with it. WTF?
I don't think this is the dumbest play ever. I don't think its a bad play at all, assuming AJ Williams was, in fact, supposed to be in there. It is blocked like shit, for sure