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WATCH: Clayton Thorson becomes all-time program leader in passing touchdowns

With his first touchdown of 2018, Thorson rises to the top of NU’s quarterback leaderboard

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Clayton Thorson has etched his name in the Northwestern record books.

With a second-quarter touchdown pass to Cameron Green, the senior logged his 45th career touchdown pass, becoming Northwestern’s all-time program leader in passing touchdowns, one ahead of Brett Basanez and Len Williams.

Here’s a look at the score that put NU up 20-3 just before halftime against Akron.

The toss to Green was Thorson’s first touchdown connection of 2018. Thorson saw the vast majority of the first half reps at quarterback against Akron, going 15-of-20 for 175 yards.

Heading into Saturday’s contest, Thorson was second on Northwestern’s all-time passing leaderboard with 7,918 yards, behing Basanez (10,580).