Northwestern Finds Exciting New Playmaker in Disappointing Bowl Loss

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In the inaugural Ticket City Bowl, Northwestern lost the game, but found a new weapon on offense. In his first real extended action, freshman QB Kain Colter played multiple positions in a New Year’s Day bowl game.

“Coming in I was a little nervous, but that first play: we scripted it out, and once I got that under my belt I felt okay,” Colter said after the game.

“We did a great job of getting them some different looks keeping ‘em off guard. I played some quarterback, some running back, some receiver, motioned out,” he said.

By Paul M. Banks

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Cats Bagged by Texas Tech, Northwestern Bowl Drought Extends Another Year

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Another year, another college football bowl loss. The Northwestern postseason losing streak is becoming almost as historical as the stadium in which they lost their bowl game today. Falling to Texas Tech on New Year’s Day, the Wildcats have now lost their last eight consecutive bowl games since their Rose Bowl triumph in 1949.

Dude, that’s a long time ago.

But the Cotton Bowl Stadium is even older; opening in 1929. The iconic venue has been home to bowl games which decided national titles, the Dallas Cowboys, SMU in their heyday, the World Cup and even Journey music videos. It would have been perfect venue to see a Chicago team end it’s postseason drought.

But Tech QB Taylor Potts, WR Lyle Leong and the rest of the Red Raiders kept that from happening.

By Paul M. Banks

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