Northwestern takes Holiday Bowl lead behind record-breaking third quarter
Northwestern’s third quarter performance was impeccable.
After a lackluster first half, the Wildcats headed to halftime down by a score of 20-3. A few squandered opportunities allowed Utah to build a lead and looked in control throughout.
The second half was a completely different story as Northwestern’s defense woke up. The Wildcats forced four turnovers, including an 82-yard scoop-and-score, while scoring 28-unanswered points in the second half.
That run was not only remarkable, it was also record-breaking. According to Northwestern Football, the 28 points in a quarter tied a Holiday Bowl record. It was also the most points ever scored by Northwestern in a quarter during a bowl game:
28 points scored in the 3rd quarter:
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Now the Wildcats will look to carry the 31-20 lead to the final whistle.