NUmbers Guy: Six NUmbers that will define Northwestern’s season

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The NUmbers Guys, Ari Ross (@aross50) and Ryan Fish (@ryanmfish) break down six NUmbers that will define Northwestern’s 2015 season.

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Clayton Thorson, who was named Northwestern’s starting quarterback last Thursday, wears No. 18 on his back. And as obvious as it sounds, Thorson will have a huge impact on Northwestern’s season and possible bowl hopes.

Of the three QBs who competed for the starting job, Thorson was the most suited for Mick McCall’s offense and has the brightest future. The four-star recruit was ranked the as the No. 6 dual threat in the country per Rivals.com. As a senior in high school two years ago, Thorson passed for 2,809 yards and 29 touchdowns while rushing for another 630 yards and 12 touchdowns.

How Thorson does under center, whether he struggles early, or finds his groove in McCall’s offense, will ultimately define…

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