Iowa finds end zone with beautiful fade connection from Spencer Petras to Ihmir Smith-Marsette
Iowa has found the end zone as the Hawkeyes are looking to put away Wisconsin in the second half.
Much like past versions of the Heartland Trophy, the Hawkeyes and Badgers are squaring off in a tight and low-scoring effort all game long. Iowa had a 6-0 lead at the half, and it was Kirk Ferentz’s squad that found the end zone first in the second half.
It came at the heels of a long drive and on a crucial third-and-10 play. It was a simple but beautifully executed slot fade route by Ihmir Smith-Marsette with quarterback Spencer Petras finding him in the back corner of the end zone.
The throw was early enough that the safety was unable to provide help with Smith-Marsette getting behind his man with a nice route off the line:
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The touchdown made it 14-0, Hawkeyes, in what has been a battle all game long.