Football: Northwestern to play No. 23 Pittsburgh in Pinstripe Bowl


Daily file photo by Keshia Johnson

Clayton Thorson celebrates a score. The sophomore quarterback and Northwestern will play in the Pinstripe Bowl on Dec. 28.

Max Gelman, Gameday Editor


After earning a bowl berth in their final game of the regular season, the Wildcats (6-6, 5-4 Big Ten) will face No. 23 Pittsburgh (8-4, 5-3 ACC) in the Pinstripe Bowl on Dec. 28, the bowl announced Sunday afternoon.

The Panthers finished fourth in the ACC Coastal division, but had the same record as North Carolina and Miami. Pittsburgh also has a number of impressive wins on its resume including victories over No. 2 Clemson and Big Ten Champion Penn State.

Northwestern will be participating in its second straight bowl and 13th all-time. The Cats fell to Tennessee in last year’s Outback Bowl, 45-6.

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