Iowa received some bad news hours in advance of its showdown with No. 3 Michigan on Saturday night at Kinnick Stadium.
The Hawkeyes will be without tight end George Kittle, offensive tackle Cole Croston and cornerback Greg Mabin, radio announcer Gary Dolphin confirmed.
Hawks without Croston, Kittle and Mabin due to injuries tonight as #3 Michigan is the opponent inside Kinnick.
— Gary Dolphin (@GaryDolphin) November 12, 2016
Kittle has 19 catches for 289 yards and two scores in seven games this season. He suffered a lower leg injury against Purdue, and had just two catches for nine yards against Penn State last week.
Croston didn’t play against Penn State as he recovers from a lingering ankle injury. Mabin, who has made 37 tackles this season, will miss his first game while dealing with a leg injury.