On the first play of the fourth, second and 20, Beathard dropped deep and found a streaking Smith in the middle of the field. The receiver hauled in the pass and eluded a defender before coasting into the end zone and punctuating the score with the omnipresent “dab.” A successful extra point made it 13–9.
The score marked Iowa’s longest offensive play of the season.
With Iowa at No. 4 and MSU at No. 5, the Big Ten title game functions essentially as a play-in game for the upcoming College Football Playoff.
You can watch the play below, as narrated by a highly excited Gus Johnson (turn on sound).
- Jeremy Woo