The Auburn Tigers and Northwestern Wildcats will face off in the 2021 Citrus Bowl. The game will take place at the Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida, and kickoff is currently scheduled for 1:00 p.m. ET on Friday, January 1.
The Citrus Bowl will air on ABC and will be available via live stream at ABC.com, on the ABC app, or by streaming the channel through Hulu TV, YouTube TV or FuboTV.
The Auburn Tigers (6-4) ended the regular season on Dec. 12 with a 24-10 victory over the Mississippi State Bulldogs, but that wasn’t enough for eighth-year head coach Gus Malzhan to keep his job. Auburn is in the process of replacing him now, and the interim coach for the bowl will be Kevin Steele. Quarterback Bo Nix has been frustrating for War Eagle fans, producing 2,123 passing yards, 11 touchdowns, seven interceptions, along with 356 rushing yards and seven touchdowns in 2020. Seth Williams is the team’s leading receiver with 42 receptions for 688 yards and four touchdowns, and he’s an NFL prospect.
The Northwestern Wildcats (6-2) lost 22-10 to Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship game on Saturday. NU imploded late on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball in that game. Quarterback Peyton Ramsey had three turnovers, including two back-breaking interceptions. Northwestern allowed Ohio State running back Trey Sermon to run for a career-high 331 yards on 29 carries for two touchdowns. Outside of the Big Ten title game, Northwestern is a sound defensive team as there is in the country, conceding just 15.5 points per game this season.