Northwestern faces off against Tennessee at the Outback Bowl in Tampa, Florida, on Jan. 1, 2016. Stay with The Daily for all of your pregame coverage, live game updates and postgame analysis. For live updates, follow @DailyNU_Sports on Twitter.

Gameday Coverage
Halftime Reaction
Wildcats trail by 11 points
Wildcats trail by 11 points
Rapid Reaction
Tennessee 45, Northwestern 6
Tennessee 45, Northwestern 6

Gameday News

Pillote: Despite Outback Bowl loss, plenty of reasons to appreciate 2015 season

A 10-win season still leaves many reasons to celebrate. Read more >>

Captured: Northwestern blown out against Tennessee in Outback Bowl

Check out photos from Friday's game on The Daily's photo blog, Captured. Read more >>

Outback Bowl blowout brings ‘disappointing’ end to Northwestern’s season

Fitzgerald: We're heartbroken but you move forward. ... You learn from it, you grow and you get better next season.” Read more >>

Seniors reflect on difficult end to 10-3 season

The Cats' senior class was the first to lead the team to a bowl since the 2012 season. Read more >>

Defense falters in Outback Bowl loss

Although Northwestern's loss was not unexpected, the seeming absence of NU's defense was. Read more >>

Pregame Coverage
Season's Best
Top Photos
Staff Picks

Pregame News

Captured: Fans gather for Outback Bowl parade on New Year’s Eve

Check out photos from Thursday's parade on The Daily's photo blog, Captured. Read more >>

Pillote: In defense of Mick McCall

The maligned offensive coordinator doesn't deserve all the blame for a poor offensive season. Read more >>

Counting down Northwestern’s top 10 plays of the year

From plays that dazzled to sequences that decided games, here are Northwestern’s 10 best from 2015. Read more >>

Putterman: Northwestern football led by unheralded-recruits-turned-stars

Although Northwestern's recruiting has improved, it's the lesser-known players that are making the biggest impact. Read more >>

Northwestern looks to rebound from its (mostly) doomed bowl past

Can the Cats extend their bowl game win streak to two? It's hard to tell. Read more >>

A quick look at Tennessee, Northwestern’s opponent in the Outback Bowl

Tennessee poses a serious threat to Northwestern's chances in the Outback Bowl. Read more >>

Cornerback Nick VanHoose to miss Outback Bowl with finger injury

He is likely to be replaced by one or both of sophomore cornerbacks Marcus McShepard and Keith Watkins II. Read more >>