Northwestern Headed To Inaugural Ticket City Bowl

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) – Texas Tech will play Northwestern in the inaugural Ticket City Bowl in Dallas on Jan. 1

The Red Raiders and the Wildcats have the same 7-5 record and will face each other for the first time in the game played at the Cotton Bowl.

Each team played Iowa State this season. The then-No. 13 Cyclones lost 21-17 at Northwestern but beat Texas Tech at home lost 52-38.

Pat Fitzgerald is in his fifth year coaching the Wildcats, while Tech’s first-year coach Tommy Tuberville will lead the Red Raiders in their 11th-straight bowl game.

Last year, the Red Raiders beat Michigan State 41-31 in the Alamo Bowl without coach Mike Leach. The university fired him Dec. 30, two days after suspending him amid allegations he mistreated a player with a concussion.

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  • Gus

    Northwestern played Iowa, not Iowa State….but why let sloppy reporting get in the way.

    • WOODROW C.

      Gus is correct. Northern Illinois played Iowa State; not Northwestern.

  • ticketcitypossum

    Can’t believe how few people are at this game. It’s not the economy, it’s the marketing. Proper marketing could have easily yeilded 50,000 with all the pluses this game had going for it….Storied Venue, basically a home team in Tx tech, 5th largest market in the US. Somebody didn’t execute basic marketing tactics.

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