Clayton Thorson had a pair of touchdowns and Charlie Kuhbander hit all three of his second-half field goal attempts in the win.
Clayton Thorson sneaked into the end zone on fourth-and-one, and Northwestern’s defense came up with a sack and pass breakup in OT for a 31-24 win.
GREENBERG: The Nittany Lions proved themselves to be an elite team, but what the Buckeyes did was reinvent themselves as national-title contenders.
Clayton Thorson threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Flynn Nagel in the third overtime, and Nate Hall intercepted Brian Lewerke to seal the victory.
Jackson has 4,639 yards on the ground over four seasons at Northwestern. He moved past Damien Anderson (4,485) to the top of the school list.
“He’s on the Mount Rushmore of Wildcat football. He’s going to go down as one of the best, if not the best, player to ever play here.”
Northwestern accumulated more than 15 yards on only three of its 13 drives.
After trailing most of the game, the Wildcats pulled out a 31-20 victory with two touchdowns in the final 5 1/2 minutes.
One could call it a renaissance or a rebirth, but that would imply that times have ever been this promising before. At Northwestern, they haven’t.
The Northwestern football team will take on Colorado for the first time since 1978 when the two teams meet in a home-and-home series in 2026 and 2027.
Northwestern returns 17 starters, including Igwebuike, Thorson and Jackson. So is this the year the Wildcats make a Big Ten championship run?
Northwestern’s buzzer-beater over Michigan on March 1 has been nominated for Best Play at the 2017 ESPYS.
It has been a great few months for Northwestern — and it’s still rolling, with Chris Collins and Pat Fitzgerald reportedly having signed longer deals.
Northwestern basketball coach Chris Collins and football coach Pat Fitzgerald reportedly agreed to contract extensions.
A strong weekend for the Big Ten makes it a bit harder to predict how far up the ladder Northwestern might be able to climb next season.