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Jeff Budzien to be honorary captain for Northwestern’s Week 2 game

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Jeff Budzien to be honorary captain for Northwestern’s Week 2 game
(Daily file photo by Meghan White)

Former Northwestern kicker Jeff Budzien will serve as an honorary captain for Northwestern’s game against Illinois State on Saturday.

Budzien is the program’s all-time leader in field goal percentage, (.872) single-season field goals (23) made and most consecutive field goals (17). He received the Bakken-Andersen Big Ten Kicker of the Year Award during his junior and senior years.

Halftime Recap: Northwestern 7, Western Michigan 6

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Summary: The Wildcats got off to a good start, with Justin Jackson scoring a one-yard touchdown on Northwestern’s opening drive. Thorson was 5-of-8 on the first drive, but 2-of-6 since. Western Michigan converted 1-of-2 field goals, with the first attempt (a 50-yarder) off the crossbar. Broncos’ top receiver Corey Davis broke free from the Sky Team and nearly hauled in a 35-yard touchdown pass, but it was just out of his reach. Zach Terrell has led his team down the field multiple times, with the Cats struggling to tackle, but the Broncos have been unable to find the endzone.

Northwestern stats to know: 

  • Clayton Thorson: 7-for-14 with 69 passing yards, 3 carries for -2 rushing yards
  • Justin Jackson: 13 carries for 48 rushing yards, 1 rush toudchdown
  • Hunter Niswander: Two impressive 52-yard punts
  • Brett Walsh: First career sack
  • Austin Carr: 3 catches for 38 receiving yards
  • Warren Long: OUT with an upper body injury

Western Michigan stats to know:

  • Zach Terrell: 13-for-20 with 88 passing yards, 6 carries for 33 rushing yards
  • Corey Davis: 5 catches for 43 receiving yards
  • Jamauri Bogan: 8 carries for 47 rushing yards
  • 19-play drive spanning 10:08