Minnesota isn't going to lose to Northwestern. Starting QB or backup won't change that outcome.Kramer played the last two downs according to the down by down on ESPN. We have him for only one more game and after that we lose the redshirt. With Tanner probably being out longer, this is worst case scenario. Lost redshirt and lost year of eligibility, lost Tanner, and will equal lost games. Outback Bowl is most likely in the cards if not lower if they lose to Northwestern.