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The Hawkeyes' quarterback hit receiver Kevonte Martin-Manley, who was initially ruled out of bounds, on the play.

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Kevonte Martin-Manley didn't really give it a second thought.

Neither did C.J. Beathard.

When an official ruled Martin-Manley failed to stay in bounds while catching a third-quarter pass from Beathard, the Iowa offense shifted its attention to the next snap.

Then, the play was reviewed.

"I saw the replay," Martin-Manley said. "And I was like, 'That might be a touchdown.' "

The officials agreed, giving Iowa a 23-yard touchdown pass and a 17-10 lead, with 45 seconds left in the third quarter.

"That's what the whole principle is, to get it right," coach Kirk Ferentz said of the replay process. "We've had a bunch of them this year, and I'm assuming they got this one right."

On a day when the Hawkeyes had trouble connecting, the way this moment unfold seemed appropriate.

Beathard dropped back and lofted the ball to Martin-Manley, who was weaving past defenders.

"It was just a go route," Martin-Manley said. "We had similar looks this week in practice and I expected it the whole time.

"C.J. threw a great ball."

But when it was waved off, there was little protest. Beathard and his teammates were nearing the line of scrimmage as the whistles came.

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"We were really surprised," Beathard said. "We already had our next call in mind.

"When they called a touchdown, I was like, 'Wait, what?' "

It appeared Martin-Manley's right foot ended up out of bounds, but his left touched in the field of play.

"I gave him a shot," Beathard said. "And he made a great catch."

Purdue never recovered.

"That was a big point in the game," Martin-Manley said. "We felt like if we could give them a lead, our defense would hold them."

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