The Wildcats are showing signs of life in the Holiday Bowl!

Northwestern did not have the first half it was hoping for, managing just three points against Utah before the break. The defense was able to keep things from getting completely out of hand, but the Wildcats still entered halftime trailing 20-3.

After the break, Northwestern was able to force a quick turnover on Utah’s first possession of the half. It didn’t take long for the Wildcats to turn it into points.

Clayton Thorson connected with Ramaud Chiaokhiao-Bowman on a long catch-and-run that went all the way inside Utah’s 10-yard line:

Thorson finished the drive off with a short touchdown pass on the next play: