Cooper DeJean torches MSU with clutch, go-ahead punt return TD
Cooper DeJean just saved Iowa with a clutch performance late in the fourth quarter against Michigan State. In a back-and-forth affair, the game remained tied at 16-all late into the game.
It all set up a strong defensive stand from the Hawkeyes with under 4 minutes to play in the game. The Spartans prepared to punt it away and were hopeful to give their defense a chance to force overtime.
DeJean never let it get that far. He fielded MSU’s punt on his own 30-yard line with plenty of space to operate. His blockers also created a lane to the sideline.
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A couple of missed tackles and bursts of speed from DeJean and he was clear to the end zone to break the tie and give Iowa the lead.
HAWKEYES TAKE THE LEAD. 🙌
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— Big Ten Football (@B1Gfootball) October 1, 2023
Iowa tacked on a field goal and barring something extremely drastic, DeJean’s punt return touchdown will hold up as a game-winner in Week 5.