Gray hopes to backup Shortell against Syracuse

MarQueis Gray was originally supposed to miss 2-4 weeks with a high ankle sprain, but there's a chance that he'll be ready to backup Max Shortell this Saturday when the Gophers host Syracuse.
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The Gophers have a big homecoming game against Northwestern on Saturday and quarterback MarQueis Gray might be able to play. If the game started today, his high ankle sprain probably wouldn't allow him to play, but Jerry Kill is "cautiously optimistic" that he'll be ready for some situations.

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With MarQueis Gray sidelined for up to a month with a high ankle sprain the Gophers are hoping sophomore Max Shortell can do more of what he did Saturday against Western Michigan -- lead the team into the endzone, and into victory lane.

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