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Northwestern releases Week 5 depth chart vs. Minnesota

Injuries will force the Wildcats into some changes, but they're not reflected here.

Northwestern has released its depth chart for its Week 5 Big Ten opener against Minnesota (Saturday, 11 a.m., Big Ten Network), and there are barely any shake-ups despite the injuries suffered by some players Saturday. This does not mean those players will play against Minnesota though:

(Changes in bold italic)

Players who are injury question marks have a * next to their names

Starter/1st String Backup/2nd String
Quarterback Clayton Thorson Zack Oliver OR Matt Alviti
Running Back Justin Jackson Warren Long
X-Receiver Austin Carr Cameron Dickerson
Y-Receiver Christian Jones Flynn Nagel
Z-Receiver Miles Shuler Mike McHugh
Superback Dan Vitale Garrett Dickerson*
Left Tackle Geoff Mogus* Tommy Doles
Left Guard Connor Mahoney J.B. Butler
Center Ian Park Brad North
Right Guard Shane Mertz Sam Coverdale
Right Tackle Eric Olson Blake Hance
Starter/1st String Backup/2nd String
Defensive End Dean Lowry Xavier Washington
Defensive Tackle C.J. Robbins Max Chapman
Defensive Tackle Tyler Lancaster Jordan Thompson
Defensive End Deonte Gibson Ifeadi Odenigbo*
SAM Linebacker Drew Smith Joseph Jones
MIKE Linebacker Anthony Walker Cameron Queiro
WILL Linebacker Jaylen Prater Nate Hall
Cornerback Matt Harris Marcus McShepard
Safety Traveon Henry Terrance Brown
Safety Godwin Igwebuike* Jared McGee
Cornerback Nick VanHoose Keith Watkins
Starter/1st String Backup/2nd String
Kicker Jack Mitchell Arthur Omilian
Punter Hunter Niswander Matt Micucci
Kickoff Specialist Matt Micucci
Kick Returner Solomon Vault Jelani Roberts
Punt Returner Miles Shuler Flynn Nagel
Long Snapper Chris Fitzpatrick