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Ohio State visits Iowa Saturday at Kinnick

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Anytime Ohio State comes to town it's a big deal - The Buckeyes are set to invade Kinnick Stadium fresh off a huge comeback win over Penn State - but don't expect the Iowa Hawkeyes to back down from the challenge --

Akrum Wadley/Iowa Senior Running Back

Wadley - This is big time man. This game is really big. This game is like a Big Ten championship game.

James Butler/Iowa Senior Running Back

Butler - I was throwing the ball with Drake Kulick, and he was like, 'did you ever think in your college career you'd be on the same field as the Ohio State University?' 'They really call it The Ohio State University?' but he said yeah. So, but I'm excited to play in these types of games.

For Nevada transfer James Butler - just playing in this game is a big deal - Butler finally returned last week after missing four games - He said he considered a medical redshirt because of it - but wanted to help the Hawks right now --

Butler - "I've been making hard decisions since I got here. Coming here was a hard decision. It was tough, it wasn't easy, but I'm glad I made it and I'm excited to be back on the field. That was the goal."

And now the goal is to maintain that explosive one-two punch with Akrum Wadley - Butler's averaged better than 5 yards a carry in his three games this year - and brings a different look for opposing defenses to deal with -

Wadley - He adds a different element to the game. I've got my style. He's got his style, and we both like big plays.

And they'll need some big plays to stay with the nation's third ranked team - and Butler says he expects the Hawkeyes to compete -

Butler - As long as you've got confidence in yourself and the guys next to you, anything is possible

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