WATCH: Hawkeyes strike first on Nate Stanley's 58-yard bomb to Ihmir Smith-Marsette
Facing the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in an early-season conference matchup at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, senior quarterback Nate Stanley found junior wide receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette for a 58-yard score to give the Hawkeyes the early lead.
Video courtesy of our own Dustin Schutte:
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Stanley’s fourth touchdown pass of the season, it is the 56th of his Iowa career. A three-year starter, Stanley has thrown 26 touchdown passes in each of the last two seasons, one behind Chuck Long’s program record of 27.
This marks back-to-back games with a touchdown reception for Smith-Marsette. He caught four passes for 35 yards and a score in the season-opening win over Miami (OH). A product of Weequahic High School in Newark, Smith-Marsette played his high school football about 40 minutes northeast of the Rutgers campus.