Ryan Tannehill threw for 329 yards and a 22.

Trailing 30-7, Northwestern scored 15 straight points to make it a one- possession game with 5:22 remaining. But Tannehill and the Aggies (7-6) answered with a lengthy drive, converting a pair of 3rd-and-longs and burning nearly five minutes of clock before Randy Bullock nailed a 31-yard field goal to seal the victory.

Dan Persa threw for 213 yards and Kain Colter added a touchdown pass for the Wildcats (6-7), who were seeking their first bowl win in 63 years.