1984 Northwestern Wildcats football team

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1984 Northwestern Wildcats football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1984 record2–9 (2–7 Big Ten)
Head coachDennis Green (4th season)
Home stadiumDyche Stadium
Seasons
← 1983
1985 →
1984 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 13 Ohio State $ 7 2 0     9 3 0
Illinois 6 3 0     7 4 0
Purdue 6 3 0     7 5 0
No. 16 Iowa 5 3 1     8 4 1
Wisconsin 5 3 1     7 4 1
Michigan 5 4 0     6 6 0
Michigan State 5 4 0     6 6 0
Minnesota 3 6 0     4 7 0
Northwestern 2 7 0     2 9 0
Indiana 0 9 0     0 11 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1984 Northwestern Wildcats team represented Northwestern University during the 1984 Big Ten Conference football season. In their fourth year under head coach Dennis Green, the Wildcats compiled a 2–9 record (2–7 against Big Ten Conference opponents) and finished in ninth place in the Big Ten Conference.[1]

The team's offensive leaders were quarterback Sandy Schwab with 845 passing yards, Casey Cummings with 386 rushing yards, and Tony Coates with 311 receiving yards.[2] Defensive lineman Keith Cruise received first-team All-Big Ten honors from both the Associated Press and the United Press International.[3][4]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 1 at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL (Sweet Sioux Tomahawk) L 16–24  
September 8 at No. 19 Washington* Husky StadiumSeattle, WA L 0–26  
September 15 Syracuse* Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL L 12–13  
September 22 Indiana Dyche Stadium • Evanston, IL W 40–37  
September 29 at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI L 16–31  
October 6 Iowa Dyche Stadium • Evanston, IL L 3–31  
October 13 at Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, Michigan L 0–31  
October 20 at Minnesota Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN W 31–28  
October 27 Purdue Dyche Stadium • Evanston, IL L 7–49  
November 3 at Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI L 10–27  
November 10 No. 13 Ohio State Dyche Stadium • Evanston, IL L 3–52  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

Roster[edit]

1984 Northwestern Wildcats football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
TE 88 Rich Borreson Jr
WR 82 Curtis Duncan So
QB Sandy Schwab Jr
WR 6 Steve Tasker Jr
QB 11 Mike Wall Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DT 54 Tom Flaherty Jr
DT 53 Ted Karras So
LB 26 Alex Moyer Sr
LB 57 Mike Witteck Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1984 Northwestern Wildcats Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
  2. ^ "1984 Northwestern Wildcats Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
  3. ^ "Byars Unanimous All-Big Ten Choice". The Blade (Toledo). November 28, 1984. p. 36.
  4. ^ "1984 All-Big Ten Football team". UPI.com. November 19, 1984.