Minnesota’s memorable 2013 season came to an unsatisfying close Friday night with a 21-17 loss to Syracuse in the Texas Bowl. Leading 17-14 with just over two minutes remaining in the game, Syracuse got a 70-yard punt return from Brisley Estime, which eventually set up the game-winning score for the Orange with just over a minute remaining. Minnesota’s bowl skid is now at six games, with the program’s last postseason win coming back in 2004. [ MORE: BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY | RECAP | 2013-14 BOWL SCHEDULE | CONNECT ] BEST OF TEXAS BOWL Best play: Leading 17-14 late in the
Mitch Leidner and the Gophers did all they could to capture the program’s first bowl win since 2004, but Minnesota’s Cinderella season came to an end Friday night with a 21-17 loss to Syracuse in the Texas Bowl. Catch up on all the stats, scores, tweets and postgame video highlights in this post. [ MORE: View the 2013-14 bowl schedule ] SYRACUSE 21, MINNESOTA 17 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY | FOLLOW LIVE (AP) Terrel Hunt scrambled 12 yards for a touchdown with 1:14 remaining to lift Syracuse to a 21-17 win over Minnesota in the Texas Bowl on
Throughout the bowl season, BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart offers his thoughts on the Big Ten’s record 10 bowl games. Find Dienhart’s reaction to Northwestern’s loss to Texas A&M in the Meineke Car Care Bowl on Saturday afternoon in this post. Final: Texas A&M 33, Northwestern 22 My pick: Northwestern 35, Texas A&M 31 What I Learned 1. Northwestern’s defense needs work. The unit was gashed for 409 yards with A&M QB Ryan Tannehill leading the way by throwing for 329. Entering the bowl game, the Wildcats were 11th in the Big Ten in total defense (407.6 ypg) and 10th
(AP) Ryan Tannehill threw for 329 yards and a touchdown and Ben Malena ran for two more scores to lead Texas A&M to a 33-22 win over Northwestern on Saturday in the Meineke Car Care Bowl. Northwestern led 7-3 early in the second quarter before A&M reeled off 27 straight points to take a decisive lead and then fight off a late rally to capture its first bowl victory since 2001.Texas A&M broke a five-game bowl losing streak in a win the team dedicated to fired coach Mike Sherman and offensive lineman Joseph Villavisencio, who was killed in a car
We posted some of the best photos from the Meineke Car Care Bowl between Northwestern and Texas A&M on Saturday afternoon. The Aggies held off the Wildcats, 33-22. Read the AP recap and see the entire galley in this post. All photos courtesy of U.S. Presswire.
Northwestern makes a school-record fourth straight bowl trip when it plays Texas A&M at noon ET Dec. 31 in the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas. BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart breaks down the game, gives his keys and offers his prediction. See it all in this post. Also, view our entire 2011-12 bowl schedule. NORTHWESTERN (6-6) VS. TEXAS A&M (6-6) Storyline: Offense, offense and more offense. The points could be flying in Reliant Stadium, as Northwestern averaged 29.5 and Texas A&M averages 39.6. The defenses? NU allows 27.3 points and A&M allows 28.7. And for Northwestern, the game also
The Poulan-Weedeater Bowl is long gone, unfortunately. But there is no shortage of bowl action. To get you ready for a holiday feast of 35 bowls, following is a ranking of the bowls from best to worst. With so many postseason games, you have to choose wisely with time at a minimum during this busy time of year. 1. All State BCS Title Game, Jan. 9: LSU vs. Alabama. It’s time to stop the criticism and embrace this for what it is—a matchup between the two best teams in America. And that’s exactly what the BCS formula is supposed to
The Big Ten is bursting with bowl teams, as a record 10 schools are headed to the postseason. The Big Ten has two teams in the BCS for the seventh season in a row. And its 10 bowl eligible teams are the most since 2007. The conference will be looking for a better performance this year. Last season, the Big Ten started 2-0 in the postseason—then went 0-5 on New Year’s Day before Ohio State beat Arkansas in the Sugar Bowl, a victory that later was erased by OSU as part of NCAA sanctions. View the entire 2011-12 bowl schedule