Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • MSST 292
    • 357 NW
  • Turnovers

    • MSST 4
    • 3 NW
  • Possession

    MSST NW
    33:31 25:43
  • 1st Downs

    • MSST 18
    • 19 NW

Game Information

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Coverage: ESPN2
  • Line: NW -2.5
Attendance: 48,612
1/2/2013 Associated Press

Northwestern wins first bowl game since 1949

Behind huge interceptions early and late, No. 21 Northwestern beat Mississippi State 34-20 in the Gator Bowl on Tuesday and snapped college football's longest postseason losing streak.

Scoring Summary

ESPN21234T
Mississippi State0103720
Northwestern10314734
first QuarterMSSTNW
TD
14:13
Tyler Russell pass intercepted by Quentin Williams at the MisSt 29, returned for 29 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
missstate drive: 3 plays 6 yards, 00:47 missstate int, 0:47
06
XP
14:13
Jeff Budzien extra point GOOD.
missstate drive: 3 plays 6 yards, 00:47 missstate int, 0:47
07
FG
4:49
Jeff Budzien 34 yard field goal GOOD.
northwstrn drive: 15 plays 69 yards, 06:00 northwstrn fg, 6:00
010
second QuarterMSSTNW
FG
14:48
Jeff Budzien 37 yard field goal GOOD.
northwstrn drive: 10 plays 43 yards, 03:26 northwstrn fg, 3:26
013
FG
4:48
Devon Bell 27 yard field goal GOOD.
missstate drive: 6 plays 53 yards, 03:18 missstate fg, 3:18
313
TD
1:06
Tyler Russell pass complete to Arceto Clark for 18 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
missstate drive: 6 plays 62 yards, 01:25 missstate td, 1:25
913
XP
1:06
Devon Bell extra point GOOD.
missstate drive: 6 plays 62 yards, 01:25 missstate td, 1:25
1013
third QuarterMSSTNW
FG
10:37
Devon Bell 47 yard field goal GOOD.
missstate drive: 8 plays 24 yards, 03:02 missstate fg, 3:02
1313
TD
9:25
Tyris Jones rush for 3 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
northwstrn drive: 6 plays 76 yards, 01:12 northwstrn td, 1:12
1319
XP
9:25
Jeff Budzien extra point GOOD.
northwstrn drive: 6 plays 76 yards, 01:12 northwstrn td, 1:12
1320
TD
0:26
Trevor Siemian rush for 4 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
northwstrn drive: 8 plays 74 yards, 03:59 northwstrn td, 3:59
1326
XP
0:26
Jeff Budzien extra point GOOD.
northwstrn drive: 8 plays 74 yards, 03:59 northwstrn td, 3:59
1327
fourth QuarterMSSTNW
TD
11:42
Tyler Russell pass complete to Malcolm Johnson for 14 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
missstate drive: 8 plays 75 yards, 03:44 missstate td, 3:44
1927
XP
11:42
Devon Bell extra point GOOD.
missstate drive: 8 plays 75 yards, 03:44 missstate td, 3:44
2027
TD
8:10
Venric Mark rush for 2 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
northwstrn drive: 3 plays 5 yards, 01:44 northwstrn td, 1:44
2033
XP
8:10
Jeff Budzien extra point GOOD.
northwstrn drive: 3 plays 5 yards, 01:44 northwstrn td, 1:44
2034

Research Notes

  • Northwestern's victory in the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl is its first in a bowl game since the 1949 Rose Bowl. The Wildcats had lost nine straight bowl games, tied for the longest bowl losing streak of all-time.

  • Tyler Russell is the fifth player in Gator Bowl history, and first since 1987, to throw four interceptions.

  • During its first 11 games this season, Mississippi State only had four passes interceptedThe Bulldogs' first two drives in the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl have both ended with an interception, and Tyler Russell has thrown two interceptions in each of the last two games.

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