Iowa wideout Tevaun Smith gave us an early candidate for top catch of the week early in the second half against Northern Iowa.
Leading 17-13, the Hawkeyes were looking to increase their lead on a third-and-goal from the 6-yard line. Quarterback Jake Rudock looked Smith’s way and the junior delivered, hauling Rudock’s pass with one hand in the back right corner of the end zone to increase the team’s lead to 24-13.
Rudock’s pass was on the money, allowing Smith to make a play despite tight coverage from the Panthers’ Makinton Dorleant.
After registering 24 catches for 310 yards as a sophomore in 2013, Smith was expected to see an increased role this season. Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz has to like what he’s seen from Smith thus far.
Smith's team, however, faced a battle before escaping 31-23.
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