Watch: Iowa State loses on botched punt return as players run into each other
Iowa State lost in a truly pathetic and embarrassing fashion on Saturday against Iowa.
The Cyclones were down 18-17 and about to get the ball back on a punt. The only problem is they bungled the punt return and fumbled the ball away when two of their players collided.
What a way for Iowa State to lose … pic.twitter.com/i4R8D8sU7R
— Chris Hummer (@chris_hummer) September 15, 2019
This is incredible. Iowa State needs a FG with 90 seconds left and they force Iowa to punt. Iowa State player just OBLITERATES his own punt returner turning over the ball. pic.twitter.com/x7VXa5r5IS
— Cork Gaines (@CorkGaines) September 15, 2019
Datrone Young ran into teammate Tarique Milton and knocked him clear out, allowing the Hawkeyes to recover. Iowa only needed to kneel out the clock on the win and escape 18-17.
Iowa State is now 1-1 while Iowa improves to 3-0. This is about as an ugly way to lose as how Michigan State went down.