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Northwestern wins 2013 Gator Bowl

The Wildcats picked up three rushing touchdowns on Tuesday to drop a talented Mississippi State team in the 2013 Gator Bowl.

Northwestern leads Gator Bowl at the half

The Northwestern Wildcats hold a three-point lead over the Mississippi State Bulldogs at the halfway mark of the Gator Bowl.

Gator Bowl preview

Northwestern will try to win its first postseason game since 1948 against Mississippi State in the Gator Bowl on New Year's Day.

Gator Bowl: Mississippi State vs. Northwestern

Mississippi State is favored by 1.5-points over Northwestern in the 2013 Gator Bowl. The line opened with Mississippi State favored by 2.5-points but has since shifted in Northwestern's favor.

Most experts picking Wildcats in Gator Bowl

Majority of experts from CBS, Yahoo! and all taking the Northwestern Wildcats to beat the Mississippi St. Bulldogs in the 2013 Gator Bowl.

Venric Mark named All-American

Northwestern junior Venric Mark earned All-American honors from the FWAA on Friday as a punt returner.

Capital One Bowl preferred Nothwestern, Texas A&M

The Capital One Bowl committee wanted to create a matchup between the Northwestern Wildcats the Texas A&M Aggies the season, but authorities at the Big Ten and SEC stepped in to stop that idea from materializing.

Notre Dame remains on top of the BlogPoll

Notre Dame remained on top of the SB Nation BlogPoll Top 25 after the final week of the college football season. Northern Illinois and Northwestern both finished in the top 25 as well.

Northwestern pleased with Gator Bowl bid

The Wildcats are happy to be playing on New Year's Day for the third time in three years.

Wisconsin takes Big Ten crown with win

The Wisconsin Badgers finished the season with a bang on Saturday to claim the 2012 Big Ten championship over Nebraska.

BCS projections: Irish to face Tide, NIU to Orange

Notre Dame's opponent in the BCS title game became a bit clearer after Saturday's SEC championship game.

Wildcats, Gamecocks could meet in Outback Bowl

Northwestern and South Carolina may be on a path to match up against one another in this year's Outback Bowl on New Year's Day.

Northwestern could have star in Jared Swopshire

Fifth-year senior Jared Swopshire, a transfer from Louisville, is emerging as one of the best players on this year's Northwestern squad.

ND, NIU, NW fans happy with new BCS standings

While Notre Dame fans expected to be on top of the latest BCS standings, fans of Northern Illinois and Northwestern were pleasantly surprised to see their teams ranked.

2012 All-Big Ten teams announced

The 2012 All-Big Ten teams were announced on Monday and both Illinois and Northwestern had players honored.

Northwestern destined for Outback Bowl?

The Northwestern Wildcats could be on their way to the 2013 Outback Bowl, according to the latest projections from SB Nation.

Northwestern finishes 5-3 in Big Ten

The Northwestern Wildcats won their final two regular season games to finish at 5-3 in Big Ten play and 9-3 overall. Wisconsin and Nebraska will meet in the Big Ten title game.

Northwestern projected to land in Outback Bowl

The Northwestern Wildcats are projected to meet the South Carolina Gamecocks in the 2012 Outback Bowl.

Illinois vs. Northwestern: Game time, TV and more

The Illinois Fighting Illini and the Northwestern Wildcats renew their rivalry on Saturday to complete Big Ten regular season play for both teams.

Notre Dame, Northwestern look to notch big wins

The Irish look to maintain their No. 1 ranking, while Northwestern goes for their ninth win of the season in a matchup with Illinois.

Notre Dame nears BCS title game bid

Notre Dame is positioned to play in its first ever BCS National Championship Game if it can beat USC next weekend.

Venric Mark's status still up in the air

Northwestern running back Venric Mark's status for the Wildcats' regular season finale against Illinois is unclear after the junior left Saturday's game with an upper body injury.

Defense and freshman lead way for Northwestern

The Northwestern defense forced four turnovers and true freshman tight end Dan Vitale played the best game of his young career as the Wildcats edged out the Spartans, 23-20.

Northwestern leads Michigan State 6-5 at the half

After one half of play in the Big Ten, Northwestern leads Michigan State 6-5. Northwestern's Venric Mark has been held to just six yards on seven carries for the afternoon.

Northwestern-Michigan State preview

The Wildcats play for bowl positioning and pride Saturday in East Lansing.

Northwestern's Venric Mark plans to play vs. MSU

Northwestern running back Venric Mark will play versus Michigan State on Saturday despite suffering a shoulder injury last week against Michigan.

College football: Notre Dame keeps eye on BCS

The No. 3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish try to keep pace in the BCS when they host Wake Forest, while Northwestern takes on Michigan State.

Wisconsin likely to appear in Big Ten title game

A big win over Indiana on Saturday has likely secured Wisconsin a spot in the Big Ten Championship Game.

Tipped Hail Mary breaks Northwestern hearts

Michigan needed a Hail Mary and a heavy dose of luck Saturday to beat Northwestern and break the hearts of every Wildcats fan.

Northwestern loses heartbreaker in OT, 38-31

The Michigan Wolverines pulled out an improbable 38-31 overtime victory over the No. 24 Northwestern Wildcats.

Northwestern, Michigan face off Saturday

The Wildcats and Wolverines meet Saturday trying to keep their title hopes alive.

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Northwestern falls in OT to Michigan

Devin Gardner's touchdown in overtime gave Michigan a 38-31 win over Northwestern, a heartbreaking loss for the Wildcats.