September 3, 2007

NU Notes: Wake QB Skinner listed as 'highly doubtful'

It appears Wake Forest will definitely be without the services of their starting quarterback Riley Skinner for this Saturday's Nebraska game.

Skinner left this past weekend's Boston College game with a shoulder injury and underwent an MRI on Sunday evening. On Monday, a Wake Forest medical official said Skinner suffered a mild shoulder separation in the B.C. game, and it's being classified as a level one first degree AC joint separation. The medical official said Skinner is "highly doubtful" for this weekend's NU game.

Skinner finished the Boston College game 28-of-37 for 236 yards and a touchdown in just under three quarters of play. Skinner's back-up, redshirt sophomore Brett Hodges stepped in and went 17-of-23 for 130 yards and one touchdown.

NU head coach Bill Callahan said on Monday's Big 12 Coaches Conference Call that with or without Skinner, the complexion of the Demon Deacon offense doesn't change much.

"We're just going to prepare for all of them like we always do," Callahan said. "They're not going to change the whole complexion of their attack, so I don't think that's going to differ very much. You have to prepare for them all until somebody is officially ruled out, so if that's the case, we'll move on from there."

Callahan said the coaching staff has already broken down the entire Boston College game and they've seen plenty of Wake footage from last season.

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