1944 Northwestern Wildcats football team

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1944 Northwestern Wildcats football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1944 record 1–7–1 (0–5–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Pappy Waldorf (10th season)
MVP Max Morris
Home stadium Dyche Stadium
Seasons
← 1943
1945 →
1944 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 2 Ohio State $ 6 0 0     9 0 0
No. 8 Michigan 5 2 0     8 2 0
Purdue 4 2 0     5 5 0
Minnesota 3 2 1     5 3 1
Indiana 4 3 0     7 3 0
No. 15 Illinois 3 3 0     5 4 1
Wisconsin 2 4 0     3 6 0
Northwestern 0 5 1     1 7 1
Iowa 0 6 0     1 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1944 Northwestern Wildcats team represented Northwestern University during the 1944 Big Ten Conference football season. In their tenth year under head coach Pappy Waldorf, the Wildcats compiled a 1–7–1 record (0–5–1 against Big Ten Conference opponents) and finished in eighth place in the Big Ten Conference.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 23 DePauw* Dyche StadiumEvanston, Illinois W 62–0  
September 30 Wisconsin Dyche Stadium • Evanston, Illinois L 6–7  
October 7 Great Lakes Navy* Dyche Stadium • Evanston, Illinois L 0–25  
October 14 at No. 12 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, Michigan L 0–27[2][3]  
October 21 No. 20 Indiana Dyche Stadium • Evanston, Illinois L 7–14  
November 4 at Minnesota Memorial StadiumMinneapolis T 14–14  
November 11 Purdue Dyche Stadium • Evanston, Illinois L 7–27  
November 18 at No. 11 Notre Dame* Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, Indiana (Rivalry) L 0–21  
November 25 Illinois Dyche Stadium • Evanston, Illinois (Rivalry) L 6–25  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1944 Northwestern Wildcats Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
  2. ^ "Michigan Crushes Wildcats, 27 to 0; Nussbaumer Races 26 and 25 Yards to First-Half Scores Against Northwestern; Wiese Bucks Across Line; Derricotte Counts in Opening Period of Big Ten Contest on Ann Arbor Gridiron". The New York Times (UP story). October 15, 1944.
  3. ^ Arch Ward (October 14, 1944). "Michigan Matches Feat of '24; Batters Northwestern, 27 to 0". Chicago Tribune. p. 2-1.