Iowa is looking to get back in the win column during homecoming, and WR Ihmir Smith-Marsette came up with a big play early for the Hawkeyes.

After back-to-back losses, Kirk Ferentz’s squad is looking for a strong start against Purdue. Though Iowa is heavily favored, anything can happen against a Boilermakers squad that has made strides recently.

More plays like this one from Smith-Marsette would go a long way towards ensuring a victory. Smith-Marsette ran a simple fly route down the near sideline and quarterback Nate Stanley made sure to give his guy an opportunity.

He put a beautiful thrown down the sideline with plenty of room for Smith-Marsette to run under it. He did and hauled in the pass with one hand, beautifully making the catch without breaking stride.

The catch went for 44 yards and set up an Iowa field goal: