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Northwestern Has Not Won a Bowl Game Since 1949

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Northwestern's bowl losing streak continues. No bowl wins since 1949. Despite the huge number of NU alumni in the Chicago sports media, I never heard about this streak when I lived on the fringes of Chicagoland on local TV and radio. Nope, never. Then again, Northwestern has also, amazingly, never made the NCAA Tournament in men's basketball either.

Weirdly, through totally un-related circumstances, I attended NU's most recent loss, a 2005 50-38 shootout loss to UCLA in the Sun Bowl. A game in which Northwestern had an early 22-0 lead after multiple defensive touchdowns.

Congrats to Mizzou and their incredibly un-athletic looking QB. A proud night for many Royals & Big 12 fans no doubt...