Garrett Shrader couldn't lead Mississippi State to a victory over Kansas State on Saturday, but he gets an A for effort.
With the clock dwindling down and Kansas State clinging to a 7-point lead, Shrader rolled out on a fourth-and-long. With no receivers open downfield, the freshman quarterback decided to run for it.
Then, with several Wildcat defenders closing in, he went airborne—like, really airborne:
This is how Vince McMahon wants every play to end in the XFLpic.twitter.com/ZgtRK1VoU9
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) September 14, 2019
— Deadspin (@Deadspin) September 14, 2019
Mississippi State's QB just cemented himself on college football highlights for all time.
FYI: It was 4th down and he ended up short. pic.twitter.com/EFZJ0zsPwG
— George Wrighster III (@georgewrighster) September 14, 2019
This about sums up Mississippi State's day pic.twitter.com/Hsx2b9dZ1a
— OMRebelNation (@OMRebelNation) September 14, 2019
He's going to feel that one tomorrow.
Props to Shrader for the all-out effort, and he seems to have a sense of humor about the brutal hit:
Garrett Shrader on his all-out attempt to keep the game alive for Mississippi State on 4th and 16:
"We had to get the first down. I made the decision to go for it. It was all or nothing."
Shrader was asked if he's ever been that high in the air before.
"Yeah, in an airplane." pic.twitter.com/onnLIkWmwL
— Tyler Horka (@tbhorka) September 14, 2019
The loss was Mississippi State's first of the season, while Kansas State improved to 3-0.
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