Northwestern senior wide receiver Flynn Nagel had a career day for the Wildcats in a wild come-from-behind overtime victory over Nebraska.
The Wildcats trailed the Huskers by 10 points with less than 6 minutes to play and rallied for their first home victory of the season at Ryan Field.
Nagel played a big role in the comeback by finishing with a team leading and career best 12 receptions for 220 yards with a pair of touchdowns to earn the Uplifting Athletes Rare Performance of the Week.
The 220 yards by Nagel is the third-highest single-game receiving total in Northwestern history and the most since 1980. He now has also registered at least one reception in 24-straight games.
Northwestern engineered a 99-yard drive in the final 2:02 to force overtime. During that desperation eight-play march, Nagel had three catches that accounted for 52 of the 99 yards.
Wildcats QB Clayton Thorson was dealing all day, as well, by setting career-best numbers in yards (455), completions (41) and attempts (64). His three touchdowns also tied a career-high best.
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