1946 Northwestern Wildcats football team

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1946 Northwestern Wildcats football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1946 record4–4–1 (2–3–1 Big Ten)
Head coachPappy Waldorf (12th season)
MVPEd Hirsch
CaptainBill Ivy[1]
Home stadiumDyche Stadium
Seasons
← 1945
1947 →
1946 Big Nine football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 5 Illinois $ 6 1 0     8 2 0
No. 6 Michigan 5 1 1     6 2 1
No. 20 Indiana 4 2 0     6 3 0
Iowa 3 3 0     5 4 0
Minnesota 3 4 0     5 4 0
Ohio State 2 3 1     4 3 2
Northwestern 2 3 1     4 4 1
Wisconsin 2 5 0     4 5 0
Purdue 0 5 1     2 6 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1946 Northwestern Wildcats team represented Northwestern University during the 1946 Big Ten Conference football season. In their 12th and final year under head coach Pappy Waldorf, the Wildcats compiled a 4–4–1 record (2–3–1 against Big Ten Conference opponents) and finished in seventh place in the Big Ten Conference.[2]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 28Iowa State*W 41–9
October 5Wisconsin
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
W 28–0
October 12Minnesota
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
W 14–7
October 19at No. 5 MichiganNo. 10T 14–14
October 26Pacific (CA)*No. 8
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
W 26–13
November 2Ohio StateNo. 6
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
L 27–39
November 9IndianaNo. 17
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
L 6–7
November 16at No. 2 Notre Dame*L 0–27
November 23No. 5 Illinois
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
L 0–20
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Year-by-Year Results" (PDF). 2007. p. 147. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2019-03-14. Retrieved 2019-03-14.
  2. ^ "1946 Northwestern Wildcats Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 22, 2016.