McGowan had one reception on four targets for nine yards in Saturday's win over Nebraska. He's listed as the starter at Z-receiver, one of three receiver spots, this week against Rutgers, according to InsideNU.com.
Moten is expected to serve as Northwestern's No. 1 running back Week 5 against Michigan after incumbent starter Jeremy Larkin announced his retirement from football following a diagnosis of cervical stenosis, Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Thorson and TJ Green are listed as co-starters on Northwestern's depth chart ahead of Saturday's game against Duke. Head coach Pat Fitzgerald told InsideNU.com "I have no idea" how playing time would be divided at quarterback.
Green, Andrew Marty and Aidan Smith are the leading candidates to win the No. 2 QB job for the Wildcats in 2018 and could be the starter if Clayton Thorson isn't ready to return from a torn ACL by the season-opener, the Chicago Tribune reports.