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Northwestern Wildcats Bowls

Location: Evanston, Illinois ▪ Colors: Purple & White
Stadium: Ryan Field (cap. 49,256)
Record*: 121 Years, 494-635-40, .440 W-L% (Major School)
*W-L-T adjusted to 495-634-40 by NCAA.

Conferences: Big Ten, Western and Ind
Conference Champion: 8 Times
Bowls: 11 Bowls, 2-9, .182 W-L% (Major Bowls)

Ranked in AP Poll: 7 Times (Preseason), 9 Times (Final), 161 Weeks (Total)

11 Bowls

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Rk Year Date Day Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1 2012 Jan 1, 2013 Tue Gator Bowl Northwestern 34 Mississippi State 20 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
2 2011 Dec 31, 2011 Sat Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas Texas A&M 33 Northwestern 22 Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas (Houston, TX)
3 2010 Jan 1, 2011 Sat Ticket City Bowl Texas Tech 45 Northwestern 38 Ticket City Bowl (Dallas, TX)
4 2009 Jan 1, 2010 Fri Outback Bowl Auburn 38 Northwestern 35 Outback Bowl (Tampa, FL)
5 2008 Dec 29, 2008 Mon Alamo Bowl Missouri 30 Northwestern 23 Alamo Bowl (San Antonio, TX)
6 2005 Dec 30, 2005 Fri Sun Bowl UCLA 50 Northwestern 38 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
7 2003 Dec 26, 2003 Fri Motor City Bowl Bowling Green State 28 Northwestern 24 Motor City Bowl (Detroit, MI)
8 2000 Dec 30, 2000 Sat Alamo Bowl Nebraska 66 Northwestern 17 Alamo Bowl (San Antonio, TX)
9 1996 Jan 1, 1997 Wed Citrus Bowl Tennessee 48 Northwestern 28 Citrus Bowl (Orlando, FL)
10 1995 Jan 1, 1996 Mon Rose Bowl Southern California 41 Northwestern 32 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
11 1948 Jan 1, 1949 Sat Rose Bowl Northwestern 20 California 14 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)