Northwestern will be without two of its senior offensive lineman against Akron.
Right guard Tommy Doles and left tackle Blake Hance did not start against Akron. A source told Inside NU that Doles and Hance will only be used in emergency duties. Redshirt sophomore Gunnar Vogel started at left tackle and Nik Urban made his first career start, at right guard.
Doles had started 29 consecutive games for Northwestern before tonight. He was listed on the injury report as questionable this week.
Hance exited early against Duke and was listed as questionable on the weekly injury report.
Slater, who also was forced out of action last week, made the start at right tackle.