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Tennessee throttles Northwestern in Outback Bowl

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The temperature was in the mid-20s on the Northwestern campus in Evanston, Illinois, as the Wildcats played in the Outback Bowl on Friday. And although it was 82 in Tampa, the Tennessee Volunteers gave the Wildcats a chilly reception as they rolled to a 45-6 victory at Raymond James Stadium. The host committee was cordial and accommodating to the Wildcats and their fans, but the Volunteers were a different story. Tennessee dominated both sides of the ball and looked much…

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Outback Bowl: 1995 rebranded Northwestern football

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Unlike their Outback Bowl opponents from Tennessee, Northwestern football does not reek with tradition. For many years, it just reeked, period. Sure, there were a few winning seasons here and there throughout their history, which dates to the late 19th century. While Northwestern has a proud tradition of a student body with championship SAT scores, championship trophies are not so plentiful. After the Wildcats went 6-4 under Alex Agase in 1971, they endured 20 consecutive losing seasons before Gary Barnett was hired to…

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Outback Bowl: Vols’ 2015 turnaround season really began in October

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The No. 23 Tennessee Volunteers will line up against the No. 13 Northwestern Wildcats in Friday’s Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium. Few would have predicted such a matchup earlier, but Tennessee’s appearance was more of a long shot not that long ago. In early October even the most diehard Tennessee Volunteer fan – and there are plenty of those – had to wonder whether their team might spiral into a losing season. They were 2-3 with crushing losses at…

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