1951 Northwestern Wildcats football team

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1951 Northwestern Wildcats football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1951 record 5–4 (2–4 Big 10)
Head coach Bob Voigts (5th year)
MVP John Steeb
Home stadium Dyche Stadium (Capacity: 52,000)
Seasons
← 1950
1952 →
1951 Big Nine football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4 Illinois $ 5 0 1     9 0 1
Purdue 4 1 0     5 4 0
#8 Wisconsin 5 1 1     7 1 1
Michigan 4 2 0     4 5 0
Ohio State 2 2 2     4 3 2
Northwestern 2 4 0     5 4 0
Minnesota 1 4 1     2 6 1
Indiana 1 5 0     2 7 0
Iowa 0 5 1     2 5 2
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1951 Northwestern Wildcats team represented Northwestern University during the 1951 Big Ten Conference football season. In their fifth year under head coach Bob Voigts, the Wildcats compiled a 5–4 record (2–4 against Big Ten Conference opponents), finished in sixth place in the Big Ten, and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 124 to 112.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 29, 1951 Colorado* Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL W 35-14   42,000
October 6, 1951 Army* Dyche Stadium • Evanston, IL W 20-14   40,000
October 13, 1951 at Minnesota Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN W 21-7   51,915
October 20, 1951 Navy* No. 18 Dyche Stadium • Evanston, IL W 16-7   40,000
October 27, 1951 No. 14 Wisconsin No. 13 Dyche Stadium • Evanston, IL L 0-41   50,000
November 3, 1951 at Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 0-3   71,089
November 10, 1951 Purdue Dyche Stadium • Evanston, IL L 14-35   38,000
November 17, 1951 at Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI W 6-0   57,634
November 24, 1951 Illinois Dyche Stadium • Evanston, IL (Sweet Sioux Tomahawk) L 0-3   52,000
*Non-conference game.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Northwestern Yearly Results (1950-1954)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved August 7, 2015.