In one of the more bizarre plays of the college football season, Mississippi State got a turnover on a kickoff return on a pinball-like play for Iowa.
Iowa kick returner Ihmir Smith-Marsette took off from inside the five-yard line and had a decent head of steam. But he was quickly upended as he catapulted through the air and lost the ball. It was the second turnover for the Hawkeyes to start the second half of the Outback Bowl.
Mississippi State’s Mark McLaurin was in the right place at the right time as the Bulldogs took over at the Iowa 33-yard line. That erased a 32-yard return for Smith-Marsette.
Mississippi State scored one play later when QB Nick Fitzgerald ran 33 yards for a touchdown and a 19-17 lead.
— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) January 1, 2019