Change at QB? Northwestern releases Week 4 depth chart
Pat Fitzgerald is left looking for some answers after Northwestern’s performance on Saturday against Duke. Though the Wildcats made a comeback after digging themselves into a deep hole, they fell to the Blue Devils and dropped to 1-2 on the year.
Of particular concern for Northwestern was the quarterback play. Starter Hunter Johnson completed just 6-of-16 passes for 75 yards and threw 3 interceptions without a touchdown. Andrew Marty came in and helped lead the Wildcats back into the game, completing 11-of-16 passes for 151 yards and 2 touchdowns without a pick.
Marty left the game with an upper body injury, bringing Ryan Hilinski on to the field. He threw for 34 yards on 2-of-7 completions.
Though Johnson has been the starter through the first three weeks of the season, it appears Fitzgerald has reopened the competition in Evanston. On this week’s depth chart, the starter was listed as Johnson (or) Marty (or) Hilinski.
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Northwestern is looking to get back to .500 on the season, facing an 0-3 Ohio team on Saturday. That contest will mark the end of the nonconference slate for Fitzgerald’s squad.
Through three games, it’s fair to say that Northwestern has a lot of unanswered questions heading into the bulk of the B1G season. The quarterback situation is just one of those.