Middle Tennessee QB Brent Stockstill out vs. Gophers
September 16, 2017 — 2:22pm
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.
Randy Johnson has been covering college football in one form or another since the early 1990s. He was the Star Tribune’s main college football editor on the copy desk for nearly two decades before returning to reporting in August 2017 as the beat writer for Gophers football. Randy has covered a Rose Bowl (Joe Paterno’s 1994 Penn State team), and he covered a John Gutekunst-coached Gophers team that missed out on the 1990 Weed-Eater Bowl. Email Randy to talk about the Gophers.
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