Northwestern appears to be dealing with a shifting outlook for its backfield with reports that Drake Anderson has entered the transfer portal.

According to Austin Nivison with 247 Sports, Anderson entered the portal Sunday evening. That is especially noteworthy as Anderson led the Wildcats with 256 yards rushing in 2020.

If Anderson is indeed looking to transfer, he will become the second Northwestern back to announce a transfer this offseason. Isaiah Bowser recently revealed his intentions to leave the Wildcats.

Anderson and Bowser were two of four running backs to post 200+ rushing yards for Northwestern this season, and overall usage could be a leading factor in the decisions.

Anderson’s best day came in a win over Nebraska, carrying the ball 18 times for 89 yards and a touchdown. He did not eclipse 10 carries in a game the rest of the way and did not have a carry in the B1G Championship Game.

By comparison, true freshman Cam Porter carried the ball just eight times prior to the Illinois game. Then, Porter carried the ball 24 times for 142 yards and two touchdowns against the Illini before carrying the ball 16 times in the B1G Championship.

Hopefully Porter proves to be a true workhorse back for the Wildcats if Anderson does indeed decide to transfer.