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Shortell likely to start for Gophers

Jerry Kill is "cautiously optimistic" that MarQueis Gray will play Saturday when the Gophers host Northwestern for a homecoming game at TCF Bank Stadium. However, Fox Sports North reports it's highly likely that Max Shortell gets a third straight start.
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