Northwestern injury report

Northwestern has issued its official injury report for Saturday's game at Penn State.


  • G Doug Bartels, shoulder

  • RB Scott Concannon, hip

  • LB Roderick Goodlow, knee (out for season)

  • OL Evan Luxenburg, knee


Dan Persa's name doesn't appear on the report, and the Wildcats junior quarterback is expected to make his ninth consecutive start after suffering a concussion late in last week's win against Indiana. Bartels is the new name here. He started the first three games at right guard before losing the job to Keegan Grant, who has started the past five contests. Brian Smith likely will back up Grant on Saturday. Freshmen Mike Trumpy and Adonis Smith are expected to handle the bulk of the carries against Penn State.