Michigan State had to rely on its former punter to get into the end zone vs. Iowa
Tyler Hunt has been one bright spot in an otherwise forgettable day for Michigan State.
Hunt began his career as a punter but has since shifted his role. Now, he plays as a tight end who came up clutch on one drive.
The outcome of Saturday’s game has long been decided with Iowa scoring 35 first-half points, but it was the efforts of Hunt that helped Michigan State find the endzone in the third quarter. Not only did Hunt score the touchdown, but he also converted a separate third down on the drive.
Facing a third-and-six, quarterback Rocky Lombardi found Hunt with a pass that went for seven yards and the first down. Then, on third-and-goal, it was a jet sweep handoff to Hunt that went for a touchdown.
The score was far from easy with Hunt hitting a defender with a beautiful stiff arm and finishing the run with a dive over the top and into the endzone:
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) November 7, 2020