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
In 2015, the Northwestern Wildcats played their first bowl game since 2012. Northwestern squared off against the Tennessee Volunteers in the Outback Bowl; both coming out of their regular season with a five-game winning streak. Even though the Wildcats did not get the win at the Outback Bowl, there were improvements in their 2015 season that’ll give them motivation going into a better 2016 season. The average ticket price for the bowl game was $144.