2001 Northwestern Wildcats football team

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2001 Northwestern Wildcats football
Conference Big Ten Conference
2001 record 4–7 (2–6 Big Ten)
Head coach Randy Walker
Home stadium Ryan Field (Capacity: 47,130)
Seasons
« 2000 2002 »
2001 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#12 Illinois   7 1         10 2  
#20 Michigan   6 2         8 4  
Ohio State   5 3         7 5  
Iowa   4 4         7 5  
Purdue   4 4         6 6  
Penn State   4 4         5 6  
Indiana   4 4         5 6  
Michigan State   3 5         7 5  
Wisconsin   3 5         5 7  
Minnesota   2 6         4 7  
Northwestern   2 6         4 7  
† – BCS representative as conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2001 Northwestern Wildcats football team represented Northwestern University during the 2001 NCAA Division I-A football season. They played their home games at Ryan Field and participated as members of the Big Ten Conference. They were coached by Randy Walker.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 7 7:00 PM at UNLV* #16 Sam Boyd StadiumWhitney, NV ESPN2 W 37–28   26,721
September 15   Navy  Cancelled due to September 11 attacks    
September 22 5:00 PM at Duke* #16 Wallace Wade StadiumDurham, NC W 44–7   18,427
September 29 2:30 PM #23 Michigan State #16 Ryan FieldEvanston, IL ABC W 27–26   40,103
October 6 6:45 PM at Ohio State #14 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ESPN L 20–38   104,042
October 13 11:00 AM Minnesota Ryan Field • Evanston, IL ESPN+ W 23–17   31,097
October 20 2:30 PM Penn State #20 Ryan Field • Evanston, IL ABC L 35–38   42,512
October 27 11:00 AM at #24 Purdue Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN ESPN2 L 27–32   67,181
November 3 12:00 PM at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN L 21–56   26,213
November 10 11:00 AM Iowa Ryan Field • Evanston, IL ESPN+ L 16–59   36,458
November 17 11:00 AM Bowling Green* Ryan Field • Evanston, IL L 42–43   23,545
November 22 12:00 PM at #10 Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL ESPN2 L 28–34   45,755
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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