What a run by a Northwestern star.
Northwestern running back Justin Jackson not only powered through a Pitt defender, but he also somehow stayed upright on the TD run, his second of the first half. The score helped the Wildcats lead the Panthers 14-10 at halftime of the Pinstripe Bowl.
Northwestern’s Justin Jackson in the Pinstripe Bowl:
— FanSportsClips (@FanSportsClips) December 28, 2016
Justin Jackson acrobatically finds his way into the end zone! https://t.co/CgoGpi20ED
— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) December 28, 2016
The Wildcats star easily topped 100 rush yards in the first half, compiling 147 yards on only 18 carries (8.2 per attempt) to go along with those two TDs. Jackson is only 42 yards away from topping his career-high mark of 188 yards against Michigan State on Oct. 15.
Jackson is trying to led Northwestern (6-6) back above .500 with a win against No. 23 Pitt. The running back has been a star since his freshman season, rushing for at least 1,000 yards in all three seasons.
Justin Jackson’s statistics:
- 2016: 1,300 rushing yards, 12 TDs (going into Pitt game)
- 2015: 1,418 rushing yards, 5 TDs
- 2014: 1,187 rushing yards, 10 TDs
— Jeff Eisenband (@JeffEisenband) December 28, 2016