Smith-Marsette opens scoring with 58-yard touchdown

Ihmir Smith-Marsette kicked Saturday off with a big play early.

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Smith-Marsette opens scoring with 58-yard touchdown

Iowa wide receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette jumps over Miami (Ohio) defensive back Sterling Weatherford during the Iowa football game against Miami (Ohio) at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, August 31, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Redhawks 38-14.

Iowa wide receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette jumps over Miami (Ohio) defensive back Sterling Weatherford during the Iowa football game against Miami (Ohio) at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, August 31, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Redhawks 38-14.

Katina Zentz

Iowa wide receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette jumps over Miami (Ohio) defensive back Sterling Weatherford during the Iowa football game against Miami (Ohio) at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, August 31, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Redhawks 38-14.

Katina Zentz

Katina Zentz

Iowa wide receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette jumps over Miami (Ohio) defensive back Sterling Weatherford during the Iowa football game against Miami (Ohio) at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, August 31, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Redhawks 38-14.

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New Jersey native Ihmir Smith-Marsette opened the Big Ten season for Iowa with a long touchdown against his home state Rutgers, going 58 yards to the house in the first quarter.

Lined up on the right, Smith-Marsette used his speed burst through two defenders. Quarterback Nate Stanley put the ball exactly where it needed to be for his receiver to ease into the end zone.

The touchdown gave the Hawkeyes a 7-0 lead over Rutgers.

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