IOWA CITY | George Kittle found himself in a couple of three tight-end sets Saturday for the Iowa football team.
Wisconsin opted for splitting two fullbacks in the backfield at times last weekend to strengthen its ground game.
“The more big guys on the field, the better,’’ Kittle said Tuesday. “I’ll never complain about that.’’
That bulk works for both the Hawkeyes and Badgers, two teams preparing for a physical introduction to Big Ten play this season when they renew a rivalry defined by toughness and typically decided in the trenches.
At least Saturday’s 11 a.m. game at Camp Randall Stadium sets up that way.