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Northwestern releases depth chart vs. Wisconsin

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ALL the running backs!

NCAA Football: Northwestern at Rutgers Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

The football program released its depth chart for Northwestern’s Week Nine matchup with Wisconsin.

Northwestern Week Nine depth chart

Position 1st Team 2nd Team
Position 1st Team 2nd Team
LT Blake Hance Gunnar Vogel
LG J.B Butler OR Sam Gerak Butler OR Gerak
C Jared Thomas Nik Urban
RG Tommy Doles Sam Stovall
RT Rashawn Slater Ethan Wiederkehr
WR Kyric McGowan Ramaud Chiaokhiao-Bowman
WR Flynn Nagel JJ Jefferson
WR Bennett Skowronek Riley Lees
QB Clayton Thorson TJ Green
RB Vault OR Anderson OR Bowser OR Hanaoka
SB Cameron Green OR Trey Pugh James Prather
1st Team 2nd Team
DE Joe Gaziano Earnest Brown IV
DT Jordan Thompson Alex Miller
DT Fred Wyatt Ben Oxley
DE Samdup Miller Trent Goens
WILL Blake Gallagher Peter McIntyre
MIKE Paddy Fisher Erik Mueller
SAM Chris Bergin Jaylen Rivers
CB Montre Hartage Cam Ruiz
CB Trae Williams Roderick Campbell
S JR Pace Joe Bergin
S Jared McGee Bryce Jackson OR Travis Whillock
1st Team 2nd Team
Kicker Drew Luckenbaugh Jake Collins
Punter Jake Collins Cody Gronewold
LS Tyler Gillikin Peter Snodgrass
KR Kyric McGowan Flynn Nagel
PR Riley Lees Flynn Nagel
Holder Jake Collins TJ Green
KOS Drew Luckenbaugh Jake Collins

A few things to note:

  • The running back position appears to be a four-headed monster. Northwestern is not announcing which of Solomon Vault, Isaiah Bowser, Drake Anderson, or Chad Hanaoka will start on Saturday. Vault did not make the trip to New Jersey last weekend and Bowser rushed for 108 yards and two touchdowns in his stead. John Moten IV, who left the Nebraska game with an apparent injury, is not listed on the depth chart.
  • Nate Hall, Nathan Fox, and Greg Newsome II are all off the two-deep. All three missed Northwestern’s win over Rutgers.
  • J.B. Butler is back at left guard after Nik Urban was listed as the starter last week. Butler or Sam Gerak will start there, and Urban is listed as the backup center.