Northwestern Wins the Gator Bowl over Mississippi State, 34-20
Northwestern picked off Tyler Russell four times to beat Mississippi State in the Gator Bowl. The Cats won a bowl game for the first time since 1949, making Pat Fitzgerald the winningest coach in Northwestern history, plus, NU won ten games. Euphoria!
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A swing of nearly five points has seen Northwestern go from underdogs in the Gator Bowl against Mississippi State to favorites a day before the game. The Wildcats are 11-1 against the spread this year.
Four (Five!) times this year, and, well, every year, NU plays an out-of-conference opponent. The question arises: who are these guys? Some people only want to know who they are in a football sense, but, to truly understand our opponents on the gridiron, you have to know where they come from, so football strategy can wait. I plan on getting to know these universities a little bit better with posts slandering each college, mainly with info gleaned from their wikipedia pages.
We asked For Whom The Cowbell Tolls to come to talk Mississippi State football with the Gator Bowl about three weeks away. He talked about all-everything DB Johnthan Banks, what a win would mean for the Bulldogs, and, um, the cowbell thing.
Mississippi State has shown us how pathetic it is that we play Name of the Week during the Big Ten schedule. For they have the names we wish we had been able to make jokes about. They have all of them.