Gophers wide receiver Rashad Still (shoulder) and linebacker Nick Rallis (elbow) will miss next week's game against Indiana State with injuries sustained in Thursday's victory over Oregon State, coach Tracy Claeys said Friday.
Still, a sophomore from El Paso, Texas, injured himself on a deep pass from Mitch Leidner in the third quarter. Oregon State defender Xavier Crawford had his arms wrapped around Still as the ball arrived, so Still couldn't brace himself for the fall and crashed onto his shoulder.
Without Still, the Gophers will probably have to lean even more heavily on true freshman Tyler Johnson.
Rallis, a senior from Edina, hurt his elbow in the first half. The versatile linebacker was filling in for Cody Poock, who had been ejected for targeting.
Poock will be eligible to return for the start of the Indiana State game. But the two other Gophers who were flagged for targeting Thursday -- linebacker Jonathan Celestin and defensive end Tai'yon Devers -- will have to miss the first half of that game, since their penalties came in the second half.