Some guys save their best moments for rivalry games. That certainly seems to be the case early for Iowa wide receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette and running back Tyler Goodson.

Iowa took a 24-10 lead into the first half of Friday’s game against Nebraska, in large part because of the player of those two skill position players. Both Smith-Marsette and Goodson put up some big numbers in the first half.

Smith-Marsette started the scoring on a 45-yard reverse, giving the Hawkeyes an early 7-0 lead in the contest. It was his second rushing touchdown of the season and his sixth total touchdown of the year.

Two possessions later, Goodson was able to break a 55-yard run to the end zone to give the Hawkeyes a 14-3 advantage in the game. It was his longest rush of the season.

Before the half ended, Smith-Marsette broke off a 95-yard kickoff return to the end zone, making the score 24-10 through the first 30 minutes of the game.

Smith-Marsette ended the half with 140 all-purpose yards. Goodson led the Hawkeyes in rushing with 109 yards on 10 carries, the first Iowa running back to hit 100 yards rushing in a B1G game this season.

Iowa is searching for its fifth-straight win in the series.