Northwestern Finds Exciting New Playmaker in Disappointing Bowl Loss


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


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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Northwestern to face Texas Tech in Dallas, New Year’s Day Bowl


Just as I predicted exactly after week eight of the regular season, the Northwestern Wildcats will head to Dallas for the Dallas Football Classic, (re-named Ticket City Bowl since I made the prediction) on New Year’s Day in the Cotton Bowl. This college football bowl game will feature the Big 12 eighth team, in this case the Texas Tech Red Raiders.

So you know this game will be to forward passing what tight t-shirts and hair gel is to young New Jersey males.

By Paul M. Banks

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