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Northwestern week nine depth chart for Ohio State

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The only big changes come on the defensive side of the ball

Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Northwestern is on a three game winning streak, the offense is firing on all cylinders and the week nine depth chart represents that. There are no changes on the offensive side of the ball, but there are a couple of changes, including one new starter, on defense.

Nate Hall is now listed as the starting SAM linebacker for this week's game against Ohio State, Joe Jones is listed as his backup, but both will likely see plenty of playing time in Columbus. The depth chart also welcomes back Marcus McShepard as a cornerback, he's listed as Trae Williams' backup. Finally, Xavier Washington is once again healthy, and is the backup for Ifeadi Odenigbo.

Changes are in bold italics

Starter/1st String Backup/2nd String
Quarterback Clayton Thorson Matt Alviti
Running Back Justin Jackson John Moten IV
X-Receiver Austin Carr Andrew Scanlan
Y-Receiver Flynn Nagel Macan Wilson
Z-Receiver Solomon Vault Bennett Skowronek
Superback Garrett Dickerson Cameron Green
Left Tackle Blake Hance Sam Coverdale
Left Guard J.B. Butler Connor Mahoney
Center Brad North Jared Thomas
Right Guard Tommy Doles Andrew Otterman
Right Tackle Eric Olson Ben Oxley
Starter/1st String Backup/2nd String
Defensive End C.J. Robbins Joe Gaziano
Defensive Tackle Jordan Thompson Fred Wyatt
Defensive Tackle Tyler Lancaster Alex Miller
Defensive End Ifeadi Odenigbo Xavier Washington
SAM Linebacker Jaylen Prater Brett Walsh
MIKE Linebacker Anthony Walker Jr. Nathan Fox
WILL Linebacker Nate Hall Joseph Jones
Cornerback Montre Hartage Roderick Campbell
Safety Godwin Igwebuike Parrker Westphal
Safety Kyle Queiro Jared McGee
Cornerback Trae Williams Marcus McShepard
Starter/1st String Backup/2nd String
Kicker Jack Mitchell OR Matt Micucci
Punter Hunter Niswander Matt Micucci
Kickoff Specialist Jack Mitchell Matt Micucci
Kick Returner Solomon Vault
Punt Returner Flynn Nagel
Long Snapper Chris Fitzpatrick