Ryan Nassib had a day he'll want to remember a long time - except for the final score.
Utilizing a new, up-tempo offense that had been kept under wraps through preseason training camp, Nassib was nearly flawless in the second half Saturday against Northwestern. He completed 28 of 39 passes for 311 yards, four for touchdowns, only to watch the Wildcats score in the final minute and pull out a 42-41 victory.
''We just started clicking,'' Nassib said. ''Unfortunately, it was a little too late.''
Nassib finished 44 of 65 for 470 yards, all school records but little solace to the fifth-year senior after the team's sixth straight loss dating to last season.
''We've got a lot to take from it,'' Nassib said. ''We've got a lot to learn from the game. We did some good things, did some tough things.''
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