1943 Northwestern Wildcats football team

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1943 Northwestern Wildcats football
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
AP No. 9
1943 record 6–2 (5–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Pappy Waldorf (9th season)
MVP Otto Graham
Home stadium Dyche Stadium
Seasons
← 1942
1944 →
1943 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 5 Purdue + 6 0 0     9 0 0
No. 3 Michigan + 6 0 0     8 1 0
No. 9 Northwestern 5 1 0     6 2 0
Indiana 2 3 1     4 4 2
Minnesota 2 3 0     5 4 0
Illinois 2 4 0     3 7 0
Ohio State 1 4 0     3 6 0
Wisconsin 1 6 0     1 9 0
Iowa 0 4 1     1 6 1
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1943 Northwestern Wildcats football team represented the Northwestern University in the 1943 Big Ten Conference football season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 25 Indiana Dyche StadiumEvanston, Illinois W 14–6  
October 2 Michigan Dyche Stadium • Evanston, Illinois L 7–21  
October 16 No. 14 Great Lakes Navy* Dyche Stadium • Evanston, Illinois W 13–0  
October 23 at Ohio State No. 17 Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 13–0  
October 30 Minnesota No. 15 Dyche Stadium • Evanston, Illinois W 42–6  
November 6 at Wisconsin No. 12 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, Wisconsin W 41–0  
November 13 No. 1 Notre Dame* No. 8 Dyche Stadium • Evanton, Illinois (Rivalry) L 6–25  
November 20 Illinois No. 9 Dyche Stadium • Evanston, Illinois (Rivalry) W 53–6  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

1944 NFL Draft[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Otto Graham Tailback 1 4 Detroit Lions
Ed Hirsch Back 16 161 Chicago Bears
Alex Kapter Guard 21 211 Detroit Lions
Bill Ivy Tackle 21 215 Washington Redskins
Don Buffmire Back 23 231 Chicago Cardinals
Harry Franck Back 26 271 Chicago Bears
Vince DiFrancesca Tackle 29 297 Chicago Cardinals

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