Mississippi State’s 6-foot-7, 320-pound offensive guard Justin Malone scored one of the easiest touchdowns you’ll ever see in a bowl game.
The big man was in the right place as the right time when Bulldogs quarterback Dak Prescott fumbled on a quarterback draw near the end zone in the second quarter. Malone, who was completing his block, felt the ball hit his ankle, bent over and picked it up for a touchdown.
A North Carolina State player knocked the ball out of Malone’s hands, but it was too late _ the big man had scored to give his team a 28-14 lead. The Bulldogs extended that lead to 31-14 at halftime.