Clayton Thorson

Northwestern Wildcats, Quarterback, #18

Wheaton, IL
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Nov 5, 2016; Evanston, IL, USA; Northwestern Wildcats quarterback Clayton Thorson (18) completes a pass during the second quarter of the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Ryan Field. Mandatory Credit: Caylor Arnold-USA TODAY Sports
Nobody knew what to expect from David Blough and Clayton Thorson coming into the season. The sophomore QBs are setting a pretty high standard for B1G passers.
Oct 22, 2016; Evanston, IL, USA;  Northwestern Wildcats quarterback Clayton Thorson (18) throws a pass against the Indiana Hoosiers in the first quarter at Ryan Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports
Northwestern's offense was borderline anemic through the first month of the season. Since then, the Wildcats look much more formidable. Their quarterback is a big reason why.
Oct 1, 2016; Iowa City, IA, USA; Northwestern Wildcats quarterback Clayton Thorson (18) and wide receiver Andrew Scanlan (82) celebrate a touchdown against the Iowa Hawkeyes during the first quarter at Kinnick Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports
The Wildcats had their best offensive performance of the season against Iowa. What will it mean if Northwestern can sustain this type of production?
Sep 3, 2016; Evanston, IL, USA;  Northwestern Wildcats quarterback Clayton Thorson (18) rushes the ball against the Western Michigan Broncos during the first quarter at Ryan Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports
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Clayton Thorson's maturation will play a major factor in whether or not Northwestern can get back to double-digit wins.
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Northwestern's road to another 10-win season isn't clear without some major improvements at key positions.
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The B1G West has experienced quarterbacks galore, but each has different areas to improve upon this offseason.
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Northwestern didn't finish 2015 on the note it hoped for. Will it take a step back in 2016?
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Northwestern was trucked by Tennessee in the second half of the Outback Bowl.
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Northwestern has a chance to further solidify itself against one of the top SEC teams.