Jordan Westerkamp, who was recruited by Northwestern, was in the right place at the right time. Needing a Hail Mary to win the game, Westerkamp hauled in a deflected pass on the final play of the game to give the Huskers a 27-24 win over the Wildcats. It all happened so fast, Westerkamp wasn’t even sure he was inbounds.
Westerkamp grew up in the western suburbs of Chicago, Northwestern is on the north shore of the city and his family happened to be at the game.
Westerkamp was named Big Ten freshman of the week
• Finished the game with four catches for 104 yards, both career highs, including the 49-yarder to clinch the victory
• Recorded his first career touchdown grab
• Wins his first career weekly award
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