1945 Northwestern Wildcats football team

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1945 Northwestern Wildcats football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1945 record 4–4–1 (3–3–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Pappy Waldorf (11th season)
MVP Dick Conners
Home stadium Dyche Stadium
Seasons
← 1944
1946 →
1945 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 Indiana $ 5 0 1     9 0 1
No. 6 Michigan 5 1 0     7 3 0
No. 12 Ohio State 5 2 0     7 2 0
Northwestern 3 3 1     4 4 1
Purdue 3 3 0     7 3 0
Wisconsin 2 3 1     3 4 2
Illinois 1 4 1     2 6 1
Minnesota 1 5 0     4 5 0
Iowa 1 5 0     2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1945 Northwestern Wildcats team represented Northwestern University during the 1945 Big Ten Conference football season. In their 11th year under head coach Pappy Waldorf, the Wildcats compiled a 4–4–1 record (3–3–1 against Big Ten Conference opponents) and finished in fourth place in the Big Ten Conference.[1] End Max Morris and guard Jim Lecture were selected by both the Associated Press and United Press as first-team players on the 1945 All-Big Ten Conference football team.[2][3] Morris was also selected as a consensus first-team All-American.[4]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 22 Iowa State* Dyche StadiumEvanston, Illinois W 18–6  
September 29 Indiana Dyche Stadium • Evanston, Illinois T 7–7  
October 6 Michigan Dyche Stadium • Evanston, Illinois L 7–20  
October 20 at No. 5 Minnesota Memorial StadiumMinneapolis L 7–30  
October 27 No. 4 Purdue Dyche Stadium • Evanston, Illinois W 26–14  
November 3 at No. 6 Ohio State No. 20 Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio L 14–16  
November 10 at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, Wisconsin W 28–14  
November 17 No. 7 Notre Dame* Dyche Stadium • Evanston, Illinois (Rivalry) L 7–34  
November 24 Illinois Dyche Stadium • Evanston, Illinois (Rivalry) W 13–7  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1945 Northwestern Wildcats Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 22, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Esser Wins Berth on All-Big-Ten Team". The Milwaukee Journal. November 26, 1945. p. L2. 
  3. ^ Walter Byers (November 26, 1945). "Indiana and Ohio State Each Get Three Men on United Press All Star Big Ten Team". The Daily Register (Harrisburg,Illinois). p. 5. 
  4. ^ "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 6. Retrieved February 10, 2015.