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Florida State fullback Lonnie Pryor (24) runs 60 yards for a touchdown in the first half of the Orange Bowl Tuesday. Florida State led Northern Illinois 31-10 at press time. Associated Press.

Bowls: Wildcats only Big Ten bowl winner on New Year’s Day

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The stuffed monkey spent the last year in storage, out of sight but still in everyone’s mind.

Coach Pat Fitzgerald dusted it off for the Gator Bowl and even had it on the sideline Tuesday as a reminder of Northwestern’s decades-long, bowl losing streak — the ol’ monkey on their backs.

Now, it’s in pieces.

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