Saturday, January 1, 2011

Inaugural TicketCity Bowl

Northwestern in Dallas

The site was the Cotton Bowl, but the game wasn't the Cotton Bowl Classic. That game has moved to Cowboys Stadium and will be played this year on January 7. No, this game was the inaugural TicketCity Bowl game. It restores the tradition of a New Year's Day bowl game in the Cotton Bowl, a tradition that dates to 1937 (see The Dallas Morning News story here). This year's inaugural game featured the Northwestern Wildcats and the Texas Tech Red Raiders.

It was sunny and cool. Chicago weather. Still, Northwestern fell behind and couldn't quite catch up. Trailing by 22 in the 3rd quarter, they twice closed the gap to 7 points in the 4th quarter. Final score: Texas Tech 45, Northwestern 38.

To see photos of all the action, look here.

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