Mississippi State had just scored a touchdown in the third quarter and was kicking off. Iowa return man Ihmir Smith-Marsette took off from inside the five-yard line and appeared to have a decent return on his hands.
Smith-Marsette got absolutely catapulted as he tried to hurdle over a defender. He did a full flip while flying through the air.
— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) January 1, 2019
Not surprisingly, he lost the ball and the Bulldogs recovered. One play later, they had the lead when Nick Fitzgerald ran it in from 33 yards out.