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Michigan without Brad Hawkins vs. Indiana, Dax Hill to start for Wolverines

The Wolverines are sitting Hawkins for “precautionary reasons.”

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 02 Michigan at Maryland Photo by Tony Quinn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Michigan Wolverines will be without one of their starting defenders on Saturday in the tilt against the Indiana Hoosiers. According to Isaiah Hole of Wolverines Wire, safety Brad Hawkins will be held out of Saturday’s game for “precautionary measures.”

True freshman Daxton Hill will get the nod in his place next to Josh Metellus on the back end of Michigan’s defense.

On the flip side, Indiana will be without slot receiver Whop Philyor after he suffered a concussion last week at Penn State.

Hill has played in nine games for the Wolverines this season in his first year with the program. The former five-star recruit is considered one of the team’s future stars, so some extended run ahead of next week’s game against Ohio State might not be a bad thing.

We’ll update this story when more info becomes available.