1942 Northwestern Wildcats football team

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1942 Northwestern Wildcats football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1942 record 1–9 (0–6 Big Ten)
Head coach Pappy Waldorf (8th season)
Offensive scheme Single wing
MVP Ed Hirsch
Home stadium Dyche Stadium
Seasons
← 1941
1943 →
1942 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Ohio State $ 5 1 0     9 1 0
No. 3 Wisconsin 4 1 0     8 1 1
No. 9 Michigan 3 2 0     7 3 0
Illinois 3 2 0     6 4 0
Iowa 3 3 0     6 4 0
No. 19 Minnesota 3 3 0     5 4 0
Indiana 2 2 0     7 3 0
Purdue 1 4 0     1 8 0
Northwestern 0 6 0     1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1942 Northwestern Wildcats team represented Northwestern University during the 1942 Big Ten Conference football season. In their eighth year under head coach Pappy Waldorf, the Wildcats compiled a 1–9 record (0–6 against Big Ten Conference opponents) and finished in last place in the Big Ten Conference.[1] Quarterback Otto Graham was selected by both the Associated Press and United Press as a second-team All-Big Ten player.[2][3] He was also selected as a third-team All-American by The Sporting News and the Central Press.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 26 Iowa Pre-Flight* Dyche StadiumEvanston, Illinois L 12–20  
September 26 Texas* Dyche Stadium • Evanston, Illinois W 3–0  
October 10 Purdue Dyche Stadium • Evanston, Illinois L 6–7  
October 17 at No. 3 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, Michigan L 16–34  
October 24 No. 1 Ohio State Dyche Stadium • Evanston, Illinois L 6–20  
October 31 at No. 10 Minnesota Memorial StadiumMinneapolis L 7–19  
November 7 No. 20 Illinois Dyche Stadium • Evanston, Illinois (Rivalry) L 7–14  
November 14 No. 7 Wisconsin Dyche Stadium • Evanston, Illinois L 19–20  
November 21 at No. 8 Notre Dame* Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, Indiana (Rivalry) L 20–27  
November 26 Great Lakes Navy* Dyche Stadium • Evanston, Illinois L 0–48  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1942 Northwestern Wildcats Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 22, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Four Badgers Placed On All Big Ten Grid Team". The Milwaukee Sentinel (AP story). November 29, 1942. 
  3. ^ Tommy Devine (December 1, 1942). "Wisconsin End Top Gridder On All Big Ten Eleven". Reading Eagle (UP story). p. 15.