Northwestern's bowl game bad luck continued Saturday, as the Wildcats lost to Texas Tech 45-38 in the TicketCity Bowl at Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas in front of over 40,000 fans.
The game ended for the Wildcats with just under 14 seconds to play. Down by a touchdown, NU was driving and quarterback Evan Watkins threw a Hail Mary pass downfield, only to have it intercepted.
The years of futility for the Wildcats in bowl games now add up to 62. The last time NU won a bowl game was the 1949 Rose Bowl over Cal.
This is the third consecutive year the Wildcats have played in a bowl game, the second straight on New Year's Day. NU previously lost in the Alamo Bowl in 2008 and the Outback Bowl in 2010. Both those bowls were lost in overtime.