A sack late in Saturday’s Minnesota-Iowa game delivered by A.J. Epenesa forced Gophers quarterback Tanner Morgan to the sideline for the final two offensive plays of the game. Now, he’s in a day-to-day process according to head coach P.J. Fleck.
On Tuesday, Fleck said the Morgan was in concussion protocol but was “doing well” after the hit on Saturday. His status is day-to-day ahead of a B1G West showdown with Northwestern next weekend.
Morgan was injured at the end of the game Saturday after taking back-to-back sacks. He was taken out of the game for the final two plays, and Minnesota ended up losing its first game of the year 23-19 to Iowa.
Still, the Gophers have everything in front of them. At 9-1, Minnesota can still win the B1G West if it wins out, and compete for a conference title. If the Gophers were to finish 12-1 with wins over Penn State, Wisconsin and Ohio State (or Penn State twice), they’d have a strong case for the College Football Playoff.
But, right now, Fleck and the Gophers are focused on Northwestern. They’re also focused on making sure Morgan is healthy before taking the field again.