The Golden Gophers will be shorthanded against the Wildcats in the secondary, with cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun not making the trip to Evanston. With Damarius Travis also out, Minnesota will be without half of their four starting defensive backs. Not good. Either Craig James or Jalen Myrick will start in place of Boddy-Calhoun.
On the plus side, Antonio Johnson will indeed start against Northwestern after suffering a concussion a week ago.