Expectations should lower for the Badgers following their loss to BYU last week, but UW’s still likely more talented than Iowa.

Iowa senior kicker Miguel Recinos has converted just 4-of-7 field goals this season, while UW’s Rafael Gaglianone will try to bounce back from missing a game-tying, 42-yard attempt in the final minute against BYU.

Monona Grove High graduate Toren Young leads Iowa in rushing with 234 yards on 43 carries. Another Wisconsin native, Menomonie High graduate Nate Stanley, has nearly identical stats to Hornibrook after three games. He’s completed 63.3 percent of his passes for 583 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions.

While Iowa’s yet to face a quality opponent, only Michigan State has fared better against the run among FBS teams over the season’s first three weeks. The Hawkeyes are allowing 42 rushing yards per game, making UW’s path to a more consistent ground game this week a difficult one.