Washington State cornerback Marcus Strong made a fantastic play to pick off a pass from Iowa State’s Brock Purdy and take it back for six points during the Alamo Bowl on Friday night in San Antonio. It was a terrific read by Strong to jump the route and make a play, and he returned it with ease for the touchdown (and the game’s first score).

Or so it appeared to be a touchdown.

Inside the 20-yard line, Strong looked back at the Iowa State players chasing him and held out the ball celebrating his touchdown. The Alamo Bowl officiating crew threw a flag for taunting, and the touchdown was wiped out, with the ball being placed back at the 20-yard line.


All of the eyerolls. Deion Sanders supported the play, at least.

The football gods at least came through, with Washington State finishing the drive with this touchdown on 3rd-and-12:

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