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Watch: Former Rutgers commit Ihmir Smith-Marsette opens scoring for Iowa against Scarlet Knights

Iowa Hawkeyes wide receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette (6) comes onto the field to warm up for the game against Rutgers at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. (Liz Martin/The Gazette)
Iowa Hawkeyes wide receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette (6) comes onto the field to warm up for the game against Rutgers at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. (Liz Martin/The Gazette)

The last time Iowa and Rutgers played, in 2016, Ihmir Smith-Marsette was at the game as a Rutgers recruit.

A lot has changed in three years.

Smith-Marsette, a Newark, N.J., native, is now a Hawkeye, and he burned the Scarlet Knights on the first possession of Saturday’s game at Kinnick Stadium.

The Iowa junior receiver got past the Rutgers secondary and hauled in a 58-yard touchdown pass from Nate Stanley to give the Hawkeyes a 7-0 lead.

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