Big run: Ihmir Smith-Marsette's TD gives Iowa its first lead vs. Illinoi thanks to 21 unanswered points
Iowa has come all the way back against Illinois, thanks to Ihmir Smith-Marsette’s touchdown.
The Hawkeyes were down 14-0 to Illinois at one point but this touchdown gave them a 21-14 lead halfway through the third quarter. Here’s a replay of the touchdown, courtesy of FOX College Football:
🙌 @HawkeyeFootball takes the lead!
They have now scored 21-straight unanswered points against Illinois pic.twitter.com/jKIaxCIWZE
— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) December 5, 2020
It was his first touchdown of the game and so far, he has four receptions for 32 yards.
Quarterback Spencer Petras has been a big reason for Iowa’s comeback as he has over 200 yards passing with two passing touchdowns.
The other receiving touchdown went to Sam LaPorta as he has three receptions for 54 yards so far.
The game is currently being televised by FS1 as it enters the fourth quarter.