Video: Iowa’s Christian Kirksey Forces Fumble, Recovers For 48-Yard Touchdown

One of the best defensive plays you’ll see all weekend comes out of a nice matchup in Iowa City, where the Hawkeyes are taking on the Northern Illinois Huskies, who fresh off their Orange Bowl season in 2012.

Iowa’s Christian Kirksey pulled off the classic forced fumble + scoop + score combination after hitting NIU’s Luke Eakes hard after a completed pass. Kirksey quickly picked up the lost football and booked it 48 yards to the end zone:

Pretty impressive.

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