Flawless performance lands Northwestern's Peyton Ramsey Citrus Bowl MVP honors
Peyton Ramsey saved his best performance of the college football season for the last game of the year.
The Northwestern quarterback was nearly flawless on Friday afternoon, leading No. 14 Northwestern to a 35-19 victory over Auburn in the Citrus Bowl. The senior threw for 291 yards while completing 24-of-35 passes with 3 touchdowns and no interceptions. He also rushed for 50 yards on 10 carries, including a 30-yard scamper to the end zone.
Ramsey accounted for all but one of Northwestern’s touchdowns in the bowl victory on New Year’s Day. With the win, the Wildcats finished the season with a 7-2 record and have now won four-straight bowl games.
For his flawless performance in Orlando, Ramsey was named the Citrus Bowl MVP.
Northwestern quarterback Peyton Ramsey is named the 2021 Vrbo Citrus Bowl MVP.
— Inside NU (@insidenu) January 1, 2021
All year long, Ramsey provided the stability under center that Northwestern lacked in 2019. He helped turn a 3-9 team from last fall into a B1G West champion, leading the ‘Cats to their second B1G Championship Game in three seasons.
Ramsey threw for 1,442 yards during the B1G season, with 9 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. He also rushed for 197 yards and 2 scores on 74 carries.
Ramsey has used his eligibility, after transferring in from Indiana. However, because the NCAA is allowing a blanket waiver for all 2020 fall sports athletes, the QB could decide to return to Evanston for one more year.