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Boston College Football: Depth Chart For Northern Illinois Game

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Some changes, not a lot of answers.

Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

There is one big question left unanswered but for the most part BC's other starters are in tact, let's see who is starting against the Huskies.

LT

74 Dave Bowen 6-7 289 Sr.
73 Sam Schmal 6-6 294 R-Fr.

LG

77 Jon Baker 6-3 293 So.
54 Joel Rich 6-3 282 So

C

50 Frank Taylor 6-3 289 Jr.
69 Austin Stevens 6-3 270 R-Fr.

RG

64 Harris Williams 6-3 296 Sr.
75 Chris Lindstrom 6-4 260 Fr.

RT

72 Jim Cashman 6-7 302 Jr.
58 James Hendren 6-7 293 R-Fr.

Frank Taylor left the game on Friday with an apparent injury, so it's good to see him on the depth chart. However, the Boston Herald reports that he will miss Saturday's game through injury, despite appearing on the chart; stay tuned for updates. Addazio claims that the offensive line wasn't completely the problem against FSU, we shall see on Saturday.

Y Back

81 Louie Addazio 6-3 252 Sr. 
89 Tommy Sweeney 6-5 246 R-Fr.
87 Austin Chapman 6-3 232 So.

Same.

QB

Jeff Smith 6-1 182 Fr.
or 16 Troy Flutie 6-0 182 R-Fr.

The biggest question of the week was not answered by Addazio. It sounds like he is going to play both, depending on the package. Also, he mentioned that Elijah Robinson could return to QB if these two struggle.

RB

32 Jon Hilliman 6-0 224 So. or
23 Myles Willis 5-9 194 Jr.
35 Tyler Rouse 5-8 194 Jr. or
7 Marcus Outlow 5-10 203 So.

36 Bobby Wolford 6-2 248 Sr.
38 Richard Wilson 5-10 224 R-Fr.

Everyone is back, BC is going to need to get the run going as they struggled mightily against NIU. However the Huskies are the 49th ranked rushing defense (though that number may be a little deceiving as they have let up 164 yards to UNLV and 162 to Ohio State).

WR1

18 Thadd Smith 5-9 175 So. 
83 Charlie Callinan 6-4 220 So. or
84 Elijah Robinson 6-2 185 Fr.

WR2

6 Sherman Alston 5-6 163 So. 
80 Drew Barksdale 5-11 195 So.
37 Michael Walker 6-0 195 Fr.

WR3
26 David Dudeck 5-11 194 Sr.
10 Bobby Swigert 6-0 199 Sr.

No changes here. NIU struggled against the pass, as they are ranked 90th in the country, allowing 250 yards per game. The biggest question: Can BC capitalize on it?

DE

8 Harold Landry 6-3 245 So. or
45 Mehdi Abdesmad 6-7 286 Sr. 
Zach Allen 6-5 265 Fr.

T

97 Truman Gutapfel 6-3 281 Jr.
96 Ray Smith 6-1 264 Fr. or
94 Noa Merritt 6-0 268 So.

N

90 Connor Wujciak 6-3 304 Sr.
99 Evan Kelly 6-1 285 Gr.

DE

93 Kevin Kavalec 6-2 256 So or
45 Mehdi Abdesmad 6-7 286 Sr. 
87 Malachi Moore 6-4 274 Jr. or
11 Wyatt Ray 6-3 230 Fr

Kevin Kavalec is still on the depth chart, which is great news after he left Friday's game after getting leveled by Everett Golson. However, like with Taylor, the Herald is reporting that he will still be out Saturday. The rest of the group will remain the same, hopefully the Eagles can get some pressure as NIU has allowed 9 sacks this season, good for 111th in the country.

SLB

28 Matt Milano 6-1 218 Jr.
49 Kevin Bletzer 6-2 217 R-Fr.
43 Sherriff Grice 6-1 201 Fr.

MLB

52 Steven Daniels 6-0 257 Sr.
13 Connor Strachan 6-2 230 So.

WLB

44 Ty Schwab 6-1 222 So.
30 Mike Strizak 6-2 239

Again no changes. Steven Daniels made a massive hit on FSU last weekend, and he is going to need to have a big game if BC is going to stop Northern Illinois rushing offense, which is only ranked 66th in the country.

LC
5 Kamrin Moore 5-11 192 So.
29 Atem Ntantang 5-11 193 So.
15 Taj-Amir Torres 5-10 170 Fr.

SS 
9 John Johnson 6-0 198 Jr.
41 William Harris 6-2 193 So.

FS 
27 Justin Simmons 6-3 198 Sr.
17 Christian Lezzer 6-0 215 So.

RC 
20 Isaac Yiadom 6-1 184 So.
14 Gabriel McClary 6-3 204 So.
21 Lukas Denis 5-11 170

They had a really good game against FSU allowing only 119 yards, but they are going to have another challenge as Drew Hare has NIU throwing for 276 yards per game.


42 Alex Howell 6-5 214 Sr.
99 Colton Lichtenberg 5-10 175 Fr. or
98 Mike Knoll 6-0 207 So.


42 Alex Howell 6-5 214 Sr.
98 Mike Knoll 6-0 207 So.


53 Leonard Skubal 5-10 193 Jr.
46 Jimmy Martin 5-11 220 Fr.

H
10 Bobby Swigert 6-0 199 Sr.

PR 
6 Sherman Alston 5-6 163 So.
85 Thadd Smith 5-9 175 So.

KR
23 Myles Willis 5-9 194 Jr
6 Sherman Alston 5-6 163 So

Addazio again put emphasis on field position, where BC struggled last weekend.