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Auburn tops Northwestern in Outback Bowl

Ben Tate ran for a pair of fourth quarter touchdowns and Wes Byrum booted the game-winning field goal in overtime to lift the Auburn Tigers over the Northwestern Wildcats 38-35 Friday in the Outback Bowl.

Auburn failed to cover the 9-point spread, while the 73 points sailed OVER the posted total of 55.5.

Chris Todd threw for 243 yards with a touchdown for Auburn in the win.

Mike Kafka passed for 533 yards with four touchdowns, while rushing for another in a losing effort.