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Northwestern releases depth chart for Rutgers

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A couple of changes this week, which are likely injury-related.

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Northwestern has released its Week 8 depth chart for its game against Rutgers, and there are a couple things to note.

Northwestern Week 8 Depth Chart

Position First Team Second Team
Position First Team Second Team
Quarterback Clayton Thorson TJ Green
Running Back Solomon Vault John Moten IV
X-Receiver Ben Skowronek Riley Lees
Y-Receiver Flynn Nagel Jelani Roberts
Z-Receiver Kyric McGowan Ramaud Chiaokhiao-Bowman
Superback Cameron Green James Prather
Left Tackle Blake Hance Gunnar Vogel
Left Guard Nik Urban J.B. Butler
Center Jared Thomas Nik Urban
Right Guard Tommy Doles Sam Stovall
Right Tackle Rashawn Slater Jesse Meyler
First Team Second Team
Defensive End Joe Gaziano Earnest Brown IV
Defensive Tackle Jordan Thompson Alex Miller
Defensive Tackle Fred Wyatt Ben Oxley
Defensive End Samdup Miller Trent Goens
SAM Linebacker Nate Hall Chris Bergin
MIKE Linebacker Paddy Fisher Nathan Fox
WILL Linebacker Blake Gallagher Peter McIntyre
Cornerback Montre Hartage Cam Ruiz
Safety Jared McGee Bryce Jackson
Safety JR Pace Joe Bergin
Cornerback Trae Williams Greg Newsome II
First Team Second Team
Placekicker Drew Luckenbaugh Charlie Kuhbander
Punter Jake Collins Cody Gronewold
Kick Returner Kyric McGowan Flynn Nagel
Punt Returner Riley Lees Flynn Nagel
Long Snapper Tyler Gillikin Peter Snodgrass
Holder Jake Collins TJ Green
Kickoff Specialist Drew Luckenbaugh Charlie Kuhbander

Trae Williams is listed as a starting cornerback opposite Montre Hartage, supplanting freshman Greg Newsome II, who has missed the past two games with injury. Similarly, Drew Luckenbaugh is listed as the starting placekicker in place of Charlie Kuhbander, who missed the Nebraska game with a torn muscle in his kicking leg.

Nik Urban, who started against Nebraska for the first time this season, keeps his starting spot this week in the two-deep. Fred Wyatt is also listed ahead of Alex Miller for the starting defensive tackle spot this week again.