Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • NW333
    • 373NEB
  • Turnovers

    • NW0
    • 1NEB
  • Possession

    NWNEB
    38:5821:02
  • 1st Downs

    • NW14
    • 22NEB

Game Information

Memorial Stadium (Lincoln, NE)
Coverage: ESPN2
  • Lincoln, NE 68588
Attendance: 89,493
100%
Capacity: 85,458
10/24/2015 Associated Press

Thorson helps Northwestern hang on to beat Nebraska 30-28

Clayton Thorson's 37-yard touchdown pass to Dan Vitale and Jack Mitchell's third field goal gave Northwestern an eight-point lead in the fourth quarter and the Wildcats hung on to beat Nebraska 3

Scoring Summary

1234T
Northwestern71031030
Nebraska577928
first QuarterNWNEB
FG
10:26
Drew Brown 43 Yd Field Goal
9 plays, 26 yards, 3:24
03
play
D. Brown 43 yd FG GOOD (0:18)

Drew Brown 43 yd FG GOOD (0:18)

TD
8:45
Clayton Thorson 1 Yd Run (Jack Mitchell Kick)
4 plays, 70 yards, 1:41
73
play
C. Thorson run for 1 yd for a TD (0:56)

Clayton Thorson run for 1 yd for a TD (0:56)

SF
5:19
Team Safety
1 play, -4 yards, 0:06
75
play
C. Thorson sacked by R. Dzuris for -4 yds for a SAFETY (1:21)

Clayton Thorson sacked by Ross Dzuris for a loss of 4 yards for a SAFETY (1:21)

second QuarterNWNEB
TD
7:17
Nick VanHoose 72 Yd Interception Return (Jack Mitchell Kick)
6 plays, 18 yards, 2:36
145
play
Northwestern snags ill-advised pass for pick-six (0:50)

Tommy Armstrong Jr. makes a critical error by throwing off his back foot, and his pass is intercepted and returned for a touchdown by Northwestern's Nick VanHoose. (0:50)

TD
1:07
Brandon Reilly 10 Yd pass from Tommy Armstrong Jr. (Drew Brown Kick)
13 plays, 75 yards, 6:10
1412
play
T. Armstrong Jr. pass,to B. Reilly for 10 yds for a TD (0:46)

Tommy Armstrong Jr. pass complete to Brandon Reilly for 10 yds for a TD (0:46)

FG
0:00
Jack Mitchell 28 Yd Field Goal
6 plays, 61 yards, 1:07
1712
play
J. Mitchell 28 yd FG GOOD (0:28)

Jack Mitchell 28 yd FG GOOD (0:28)

third QuarterNWNEB
TD
8:59
Tommy Armstrong Jr. 4 Yd Run (Drew Brown Kick)
15 plays, 75 yards, 6:01
1719
play
T. Armstrong Jr. run for 4 yds for a TD, (D. Brown KICK) (0:39)

Tommy Armstrong Jr. run for 4 yds for a TD (Drew Brown KICK) (0:39)

FG
5:18
Jack Mitchell 18 Yd Field Goal
10 plays, 61 yards, 3:41
2019
play
J. Mitchell 18 yd FG GOOD (0:20)

Jack Mitchell 18 yd FG GOOD (0:20)

fourth QuarterNWNEB
FG
14:55
Drew Brown 48 Yd Field Goal
11 plays, 45 yards, 5:23
2022
play
D. Brown 48 yd FG GOOD (0:28)

Drew Brown 48 yd FG GOOD (0:28)

TD
9:53
Dan Vitale 37 Yd pass from Clayton Thorson (Jack Mitchell Kick)
9 plays, 92 yards, 2:48
2722
play
Northwestern takes the lead (0:47)

Clayton Thorson connects with Dan Vitale on a 37-yard touchdown to give Northwestern the lead. (0:47)

FG
7:27
Jack Mitchell 27 Yd Field Goal
5 plays, 31 yards, 1:15
3022
play
J. Mitchell 27 yd FG GOOD (0:26)

Jack Mitchell 27 yd FG GOOD (0:26)

TD
4:23
Tommy Armstrong Jr. 3 Yd Run (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed)
8 plays, 75 yards, 3:04
3028
play
T. Armstrong Jr. run for 3 yds for a TD (0:36)

Tommy Armstrong Jr. run for 3 yds for a TD (0:36)

Conversation

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.

NCAAF News