Thanks to a well-timed bye week, Northwestern hasn’t played since its shocking road win at Iowa almost two weeks ago. In that time, it appears the injury-laden Wildcats have healed up a bit.
Only two Wildcats were on the official injury report sent out by the athletic department on Thursday: OL Connor Mahoney and DL Xavier Washington.
Mahoney was listed as doubtful for Saturday’s game against Michigan State while Washington is out. That leaves left guard in a state of flux for the Wildcats as sophomore Andrew Otterman could fill in to make the start if Mahoney can’t go.
With Washington out, Ifeadi Odenigbo — who notched a career-high four sacks against Iowa -- will likely start at defensive end opposite C.J. Robbins.