On the opening drive, the speedy back converted a fourth-and-1 in Wildcat territory and a couple plays later burst down the right sideline for the opening touchdown. It was his longest rush of the season and also the last touchdown of his Wildcat career. While the defense continued to hold the Huskers to short drives or field goals in the first half, the offense began to sputter.
Much like the rest of the roster, 2020 was a bounce-back year for Northwestern’s offensive line. The group saw some big changes from last year with the introduction of two newcomers to the trenches in Ethan Wiederkehr and Peter Skoronski along with some position changes. Former right guard Sam Gerak slid over to replace former center Jared Thomas while Wiederkehr filled Gerak’s old spot.
Northwestern has had seven or more players drafted to the NFL in the same year five times since the first draft took place in 1936. But the last time it happened was in 1967, when tight end Cas Bazaszek was the first of seven Wildcat names called, as he was drafted 11th overall by the San Francisco 49ers. This year, NU could make history again, with a record number of players hoping to have their names called in Cleveland this spring.