Flynn Nagel will be active tonight for the Big Ten Championship.
Northwestern’s top target is going to give it a go.
Squaring off against the second-most effective offense in the country in Ohio State was never going to be easy for Northwestern, especially without an offense on par with the Buckeyes’ potent scoring output.
Pair that with the uncertainty of whether No. 1 receiver Flynn Nagel would play, and it seemed like the Wildcats would seldom find the end zone at Lucas Oil Stadium in tonight’s Big Ten Championship game.
However, thanks to a recent development, Clayton Thorson and the Wildcats will be playing with Nagel.
According to Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune, Nagel, who’s struggled with a leg injury in recent weeks, will power through, although its unclear as to the extent that the injury will hinder his playing time or on-field performance.
“WR Flynn Nagel far from 100% but will give it a go”
Nagel, has been Thorson’s go-to target this season, snagging 64 passes for 746 yards and two touchdowns. He’ll have to shake off the rust when the lights are shining brightest, as the senior hasn’t seen meaningful playing time since week nine against Notre Dame.
Northwestern has won fifteen of their last sixteen games in Big Ten play, and look to continue the trend by upsetting No. 6 Ohio State — a 14-point favorite to win — in the conference title game.
The Big Ten West champion Wildcats (8-4) take on the East champion Buckeyes (11-1) at 7:20 p.m. CT on Fox.