Jamario Holley started his final playoff run in a big way.
Holley finished with 274 yards of total offense in the win. The receiver returned the opening kickoff 94 yards for a TD and an also ran in a four-yard score in the fourth quarter to give Northwestern a 40-28 lead.
Holley finished with six catches for 162 yards and two TDs.
Holley has an-and-down senior season, missing a few games because of injury. Coming into Thursday’s game, he had 21 catches for 298 yards and seven total touchdowns.
Northwestern will face the winner of TL Hanna and Spartanburg in the second round.