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Football: Badgers veterans ready for physical game against Iowa

When Michael Caputo thinks of the Big Ten, he thinks of Wisconsin and Iowa — not because of geography, but because the style of play the two teams are known for.

Physical. Smashmouth. Intense. All words used by the Badgers’ fifth-year senior safety to describe an Iowa-Wisconsin game.

“That’s one of the reasons I came to Wisconsin, because of the type of physicality the Big Ten brings,” Caputo said. “When I think about Big Ten, I think about Wisconsin and Iowa.

“There’s something to the rivalry that makes it special.”

The rivalry revolves around a hard-fought game won in the trenches, with offenses fighting for every yard and defenses standing stout.