>For all those naysayers using TV ratings as a potential negative for Northwestern’s bowl placement, the nation has spoken. Monday’s Alamo Bowl pulled a 4.6 rating (more than 7 million viewers) making it the 10th most watched bowl game of alltime on ESPN. The Alamo Bowl owns three of the top ten spots with the Iowa-Texas 2006 game the highest rated ESPN bowl game ever with a 6.0 rating (8.8 million viewers). Those hypothesizing about the power of the Monday Night Football slot are now armed with credible data. According to the Alamo Bowl CEO, the game exceeded the average Alamo Bowl TV rating by more than a million viewers. Click here for more.