1955 Northwestern Wildcats football team

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1955 Northwestern Wildcats football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1955 record 0-8-1 (0-6-1 Big 10)
Head coach Lou Saban (1st year)
Home stadium Dyche Stadium (Capacity: 55,000)
Seasons
« 1954 1956 »
1955 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 Ohio State $ 6 0 0     7 2 0
#2 Michigan State 5 1 0     9 1 0
#12 Michigan 5 2 0     7 2 0
Purdue 4 2 1     5 3 1
Illinois 3 3 1     5 3 1
Wisconsin 3 4 0     4 5 0
Iowa 2 3 1     3 5 1
Minnesota 2 5 0     3 6 0
Indiana 1 5 0     3 6 0
Northwestern 0 6 1     0 8 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1955 Northwestern Wildcats team represented Northwestern University during the 1955 college football season. In their first year under head coach Lou Saban, the Wildcats compiled a 0-8-1 record (0-6-1 against Big Ten Conference opponents), finished in in last place in the Big Ten, and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 241 to 66.[1]

George Steinbrenner was an assistant coach in 1955.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 24, 1955 Miami (OH)* Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL L 14-25   35,000
October 1, 1955 at Tulane* Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA L 0-21   20,000
October 8, 1955 Minnesota Dyche Stadium • Evanston, IL L 7-18   38,000
October 15, 1955 at #1 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI L 2-14   67,074
October 22, 1955 Indiana Dyche Stadium • Evanston, IL L 14-20   29,700
October 29, 1955 at #15 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 0-49   82,214
November 5, 1955 Wisconsin Dyche Stadium • Evanston, IL L 14-41   40,000
November 12, 1955 at Purdue Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN L 8-46   27,000
November 19, 1955 Illinois Dyche Stadium • Evanston, IL (Sweet Sioux Tomahawk) T 7-7   35,000
*Non-conference game.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Northwestern Yearly Results (1955-1959)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved August 7, 2015. 
  2. ^ Steinbrenner: The Last Lion of Baseball, p.34, Bill Madden, Harper Collins Publishing, New York, 2010, ISBN 978-0-06-169031-0