IOWA CITY, Ia. – Dominic Alvis, the only senior member of Iowa defensive line rotation, will not be available when Wisconsin visits Kinnick Stadium.
“He will not play Saturday,” Hawkeye coach Kirk Ferentz said this afternoon.
The 6-foot-4, 265-pound Alvis missed last week’s win over Northwestern with an unspecified back injury.
He has eight tackles this season, including two sacks.
Iowa’s defensive front turned in a solid effort against the Wildcats, allowing 225 rushing yards, but recording six sacks.
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Against Northwestern, the Hawkeyes defensive linemen would stand up in passing situations. They collected six sacks, while holding the Wildcats to 104 passing yards.
“I don’t want to say linebacker heavy, but we have guys that we feel pretty comfortable with right now at that position,” coach Kirk Ferentz said. “It’s something we’ll try to utilize the rest of the way, if appropriate.”
Wisconsin relies more on power than passing. The Badgers rank eighth nationally with 296.9 rushing yards per game. They’re 77th through the air, with 216.7 yards.
“Last week, that package was good for who we were playing,” Ferentz said. “But it was only good in certain situations.”
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