Photo: Northwestern's Gator Bowl championship ring

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday May 23, 2013

Posted by: Chris Vannini on May 23, 2013

Northwestern's win over Mississippi State in the Gator Bowl was the program's first bowl win since 1949.

It capped off the third 10-win season in school history. Pat Fitzgerald and quarterback Kain Colter tweeted pictures of Northwestern's Gator Bowl ring, and it looks very nice.

The Wildcats open 2013 at Cal before home games against Syracuse, Western Michigan and Maine.





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