The Northwestern Wildcats have a long history of reaching bowl games. Their first appearance came in the 1949 Rose Bowl which resulted in a victory over California. However, Northwestern did not make another bowl game until the 1996 Rose Bowl against USC. The loss to the Trojans started the Wildcats on a 9-game bowl losing streak that was finally snapped with a victory over Mississippi State in the 2013 Gator Bowl. Northwestern has been a consistent presence in bowl season since their 45-year drought. The Wildcats have appeared in over 7 bowl games since the start of the 2000 season.
Northwestern has had a couple memorable bowl games throughout their history including their first ever bowl appearance. The Wildcats defeated California in the 1949 Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California in front of 93,000 fans. Another memorable bowl game occurred when Northwestern snapped their 9-game bowl losing streak against Mississippi State in the 2013 Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Florida in front of 48,000 fans.
Northwestern Wildcats fans travel very well to bowl games and there is always a sea of Northwestern purple, no matter which bowl game the team is playing in. Whether it be the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Florida or the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio, Texas at the Alamodome that sits over 65,000 fans, Northwestern fans will be in attendance. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Northwestern Wildcats Bowl Game tickets.
Northwestern Wildcats Recent Bowl Game History
On New Year’s Day in 2013, Northwestern squared off against Mississippi State in the Gator Bowl as both teams were trying to finish their season on a high note and end with a 9-win season. Average ticket price was $36, making it one of the most affordable bowl games of the 2013 season.