Utah v. Northwestern

Northwestern beat Utah 31-20 in the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 31. They rallied back after trailing 20-3 at the end of the first half. Northwestern scored 28 points in the third quarter. #18 Clayton Thorson of Northwestern completed 21/30 for 241 yards and 2 touchdowns. #25 Isaiah Bowser of Northwestern had 23 carries for 70 yards. The leading receiver for Northwestern was #81 Ramaud Chiaokhiao-Bowman with 2 catches for 64 yards. Utah’s quarterback, #15 Jason Shelley, completed 27/45 for 302 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions. Shelly was also his team’s leading rusher with 12 carries for 39 yards. #25 Jaylen Dixon was Utah’s leading receiver with 9 catches for 112 yards and a touchdown. The defensive leaders were #42 Paddy Fisher for Northwestern with 9 solo and 4 assisted tackles and #15 Corrion Ballard for Utah with 7 solo and 3 assisted tackles.