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How deep is the depth?

How deep is the depth?

The word "questionable" appears a few times on the Northwestern injury report this week. What's more, two of the question marks are in the backfield, and one of them is next to leading rusher Stephen Simmons' name. With injuries abound, PR takes a look at how this Syracuse game could go a long way to determining just how deep the backfield is.

Northwestern's running back depth chart is looking more and more like a triage center. Depth in the NU backfield was thought to be a strength heading into the season. A quick glance at the preseason roster showed more backs than you could count on one hand. There was ballyhooed youth (Arby Fields), an explosive receiver convert (Jeravin Matthews) and a seasoned junior (Stephen Simmons) leading... Recommended Stories

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