WATCH: College football team tries to pull off 'camouflage' trick play

Posted at 1:04 PM, Nov 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-12 15:16:29-05

When you've lost eight games in a row, why not dig deep into the old bag of tricks?

That's what the Kansas Jayhawks did during Saturday's game vs. Iowa State. Specifically, one of its players attempted to pull a disappearing act on the visiting Cyclones.

At the beginning of the second half, Kansas receiver LaQuvionte Gonzalez did his best to camouflage himself by lying down face-first in the Jayhawks' blue-and-red-painted end zone during a kickoff. 

Gonzalez then got up and had the ball lateraled to him.

Here's the result:

The play didn't end up in a touchdown, but it gave Kansas some pretty good field position. Ultimately, however, the Jayhawks came away empty, as their ensuing drive ended in a missed 46-yard field goal.

This actually isn't the first time the camouflage play has been tried. TCU tried something similar two years ago, although their attempt was negated by a penalty.