1968 Northwestern Wildcats football team

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1968 Northwestern Wildcats football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1968 record 1–9 (1–6 Big Ten)
Head coach Alex Agase (5th season)
MVP Jack Rudnay
Home stadium Dyche Stadium
Seasons
← 1967
1969 →
1968 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Ohio State $ 7 0 0     10 0 0
No. 12 Michigan 6 1 0     8 2 0
No. 10 Purdue 5 2 0     8 2 0
Minnesota 5 2 0     6 4 0
Indiana 4 3 0     6 4 0
Iowa 4 3 0     5 5 0
Michigan State 2 5 0     5 5 0
Illinois 1 6 0     1 9 0
Northwestern 1 6 0     1 9 0
Wisconsin 0 7 0     0 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1968 Northwestern Wildcats team represented Northwestern University during the 1968 Big Ten Conference football season. In their fifth year under head coach Alex Agase, the Wildcats compiled a 1–9 record (1–6 against Big Ten Conference opponents) and finished in a tie for eighth place in the Big Ten Conference.[1]

The team's offensive leaders were quarterback Dave Shelbourne with 1,358 passing yards, Bob Olson with 342 rushing yards, and Bruce Hubbard with 551 receiving yards.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 20 at No. 19 Miami* Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL L 7–28  
September 28 No. 3 USC* Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL L 7–24  
October 5 No. 1 Purdue Dyche Stadium • Evanston, IL L 6–43  
October 12 at No. 5 Notre Dame* Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN (Rivalry) L 7–27  
October 19 at No. 2 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 21–45  
October 26 Wisconsin Dyche Stadium • Evanston, IL W 13–10  
November 2 No. 9 Michigan Dyche Stadium • Evanston, IL L 0–35  
November 9 at Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA L 34–68  
November 16 at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL (Sweet Sioux Tomahawk) L 0–14  
November 23 Michigan State Dyche Stadium • Evanston, IL L 14–31  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

Roster[edit]

1968 Northwestern Wildcats football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 18 Bryniarski, MikeMike Bryniarski Jr
RB 34 Adamle, MikeMike Adamle So
TE 86 Harrington, PatPat Harrington Jr
RB 22 Kurzawski, ChicoChico Kurzawski Sr
G 59 Loukas, AngeloAngelo Loukas Sr
C 58 Rudnay, JackJack Rudnay Jr
QB 15 Shelbourne, DaveDave Shelbourne So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 12 Dean, RichRich Dean Sr
DT 71 Mullins, FrankFrank Mullins Jr
DE 29 Paquette, EdEd Paquette Sr
DT 72 Rodman, JohnJohn Rodman So
LB 65 Ross, DonDon Ross Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1968 Northwestern Wildcats Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 22, 2016. 
  2. ^ "1968 Northwestern Wildcats Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 22, 2016.