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Northwestern week twelve depth chart for Minnesota

Only one new starter this week, once again coming on defense

Sandra Dukes-USA TODAY Sports

Coming off of an easy win in West Lafayette, Northwestern prepares for its toughest remaining challenge, traveling to Minneapolis to take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers. For about the fourth or fifth straight week there are no changes on the offensive side of the ball, understandable after putting up 45 points, but a couple on defense.

The only major change is that Xavier Washington is once again listed as the starter at defensive end with Ifeadi Odenigbo back to the 2nd team. Both will still see the field, but Washington has been far more productive over the last three games with 12 tackles to Odenigbo's 1. The only other change is that Tommy Odell is now listed as the backup safety instead of Parker Westphal. Barring disaster in the last couple of games, this shouldn't matter too much.

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 Xavier Washington Ifeadi Odenigbo
SAM Linebacker Brett Walsh Jaylen Prater
MIKE Linebacker Anthony Walker Jr. Nathan Fox
WILL Linebacker Nate Hall Joseph Jones
Cornerback Montre Hartage Roderick Campbell
Safety Godwin Igwebuike Tommy Odell
Safety Kyle Queiro Jared McGee
Cornerback Trae Williams Marcus McShepard
Starter/1st String Backup/2nd String
Kicker Jack Mitchell 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