Northwestern's win was the Wildcats' first post-season bowl game victory since defeating California 20-14 in the 1949 Rose Bowl.



January 1, 2013 • EverBank Field • Jacksonville, Florida • ESPN2 • 12:00 pm EST
Mississippi State Bulldogs 2013 Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl 21 Northwestern Wildcats
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Team 1 2 3 4 Totals
Bulldogs 0 10 3 7 20
Wildcats 10 3 14 7 34
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Scoring Summary[edit | edit source]

1st Quarter

  • NW - Quentin Williams 29 yd interception return (Jeff Budzien kick)
  • NW - Jeff Budzien 34 yd FG

2nd Quarter

  • NW - Jeff Budzien 37 yd FG
  • MSST - Devon Bell 27 yd FG
  • MSST - Arceto Clark 18 yd pass from Tyler Russell (Devon Bell kick)

3rd Quarter

  • MSST - Devon Bell 47 yd FG
  • NW - Tyris Jones 3 yd run (Jeff Budzien kick)
  • NW - Trevor Siemian 4 yd run (Jeff Budzien kick)

4th Quarter

  • MSST - Malcolm Johnson 14 yd pass from Tyler Russell (Devon Bell kick)
  • NW - Venric Mark 3 yd run (Jeff Budzien kick)
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