Sunday December 6th, 2015

Iowa took a 13–9 lead on Michigan State early in the fourth quarter of the Big Ten Championship game after C.J. Beathard threw an 85-yard bomb to Tevaun Smith.

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

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.