1978 Northwestern Wildcats football team

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1978 Northwestern Wildcats football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1978 record 0–10–1 (0–8–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Rick Venturi (1st season)
Home stadium Dyche Stadium
Seasons
← 1977
1979 →
1978 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 5 Michigan + 7 1 0     10 2 0
No. 12 Michigan State + 7 1 0     8 3 0
No. 13 Purdue 6 1 1     9 2 1
Ohio State 6 2 0     7 4 1
Minnesota 4 4 0     5 6 0
Wisconsin 3 4 2     5 4 2
Indiana 3 5 0     4 7 0
Iowa 2 6 0     2 9 0
Illinois 0 6 2     1 8 2
Northwestern 0 8 1     0 10 1
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1978 Northwestern Wildcats team represented Northwestern University during the 1978 Big Ten Conference football season. In their first year under head coach Rick Venturi, the Wildcats compiled a 0–10–1 record (0–8–1 against Big Ten Conference opponents) and finished in last place in the Big Ten Conference.[1]

The team's offensive leaders were quarterback Kevin Strasser with 1,526 passing yards, Mike Cammon with 322 rushing yards, and Steve Bogan with 353 receiving yards.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 9 at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL (Sweet Sioux Tomahawk) T 0–0  
September 16 at Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA L 3–20  
September 23 Wisconsin Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL L 7–28  
September 30 at No. 16 Colorado* Folsom FieldBoulder, CO L 7–55  
October 7 Arizona State* Dyche Stadium • Evanston, IL L 14–56  
October 14 at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN L 10–38  
October 21 Minnesota Dyche Stadium • Evanston, IL L 14–38  
October 28 at Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 20–63  
November 4 at No. 14 Purdue Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN L 0–31  
November 11 No. 7 Michigan Dyche Stadium • Evanston, IL L 14–59  
November 18 No. 16 Michigan State Dyche Stadium • Evanston, IL L 3–52  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1978 Northwestern Wildcats Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 22, 2016. 
  2. ^ "1978 Northwestern Wildcats Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 22, 2016.