Peyton Ramsey threw three landing passes and ran for a rating, and No. 14 Northwestern’s protection made it get up in a 35-19 victory over Auburn within the Vrbo Citrus Bowl on Friday.
Ramsey, a graduate switch, totaled 291 yards passing and 50 yards speeding for Northwestern (7-2), which received its fourth straight bowl recreation. Ramaud Chiaokhiao-Brown, John Raine and Riley Lees had landing catches for the Wildcats, who bounced again from an unsightly loss to Ohio State on Dec. 19 within the Massive 10 championship recreation.
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Bo Nix threw for 292 yards for Auburn (6-5) however was usually annoyed by Northwestern’s protection, which got here in permitting 15.5 factors her recreation, ranked fifth within the nation. Auburn was led by interim coach Kevin Steele following the Dec. 13 firing of Gus Malzahn and was lacking a number of key gamers.
The Tigers received inside 14-13 when Nix hit Elijah Canion for a 57-yard landing halfway by the third quarter. However Ramsey responded with a 30-yard landing run late within the third quarter.
Linebacker Paddy Fisher, the nation’s lively chief in tackles coming into the sport, drilled Nix for no achieve on fourth-and-1 on the second play of the fourth quarter. Cam Porter had seven carries on the following drive, together with a 1-yard plunge into the top zone that put Northwestern comfortably forward 28-13. The Wildcats offense completed with 457 yards and 25 first downs.