Turns out, Middle Tennessee quarterback Brent Stockstill won’t play against the Gophers after all.

Middle Tennessee announced during pregame warmups that Stockstill, who suffered a left (throwing) shoulder injury last week in a victory at Syracuse, would not play. Sophomore John Uzrua will start in Stockstill’s place.

The loss of Stockstill is a big blow to the Blue Raiders. The junior is in his third year as a starter and has passed for 7,714 yards and 65 touchdowns in his career. Through two games this year, he has passed for 435 yards and four TDs with two interceptions.

Gophers coach P.J. Fleck called Stockstill, “one of the toughest quarterbacks I've ever coached against.’’ Fleck’s Western Michigan team beat Stockstill and Middle Tennessee 45-31 in the 2015 Bahamas Bowl.

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