Gophers quarterback Tanner Morgan returns vs. Rutgers

Gophers quarterback Tanner Morgan will return from a one-game absence to start against Rutgers at Huntington Bank Stadium on Saturday.

Morgan missed last week’s 45-17 loss at Penn State after suffering a concussion in the fourth quarter of the 26-14 defeat to Illinois on Oct. 15.

With Morgan out, redshirt freshman Athan Kaliakmanis made his first start against the Nittany Lions. The backup QB completed 9 of 22 passes for 175 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He added seven rushes for 45 yards.

Morgan’s absence last week ended a 45-game consecutive start streak since midseason 2018.

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