In one of the biggest games of the year for Iowa, the Hawkeyes will be without three of their better players on Saturday night.

Earlier, it was tweeted out that TE George Kittle, DB Greg Mabin and OT Cole Croston would not be available as Iowa plays host to Michigan in Kinnick Stadium. All three are reported to have injuries:

Kittle has been an effective target in the passing game this season, catching 19 passes for 289 yards and TDs this season. Croston will be missing his second-straight game as he was sidelined last Saturday against Penn State. Mabin, who has 37 tackles, will be missing his first game of the year.

Pulling off an upset over No. 3 Michigan just got a little trickier.