Football: Cornerback Nick VanHoose to miss Outback Bowl with finger injury


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Nick VanHoose runs back an interception. The senior cornerback will miss the Outback Bowl with a hand injury.

Bobby Pillote, Gameday Editor


Senior cornerback Nick VanHoose suffered a finger injury on his right hand during practice over the weekend and will miss the Outback Bowl, the athletic department confirmed to The Daily.

VanHoose was Northwestern’s No. 1 cornerback opposite junior Matthew Harris, and earned All-Big Ten second team recognition for a season that included three interceptions and 12 pass breakups. VanHoose is likely to be replaced by one or both of sophomore cornerbacks Marcus McShepard and Keith Watkins II.

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