2002 Northwestern Wildcats football team

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2002 Northwestern Wildcats football
Conference Big Ten Conference
2002 record 3–9 (1–7 Big Ten)
Head coach Randy Walker (4th year)
Offensive coordinator Greg Colby (1st year)
Home stadium Ryan Field (Capacity: 47,130)
Seasons
← 2001
2003 →
2002 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#1 Ohio State $#+   8 0         14 0  
#8 Iowa %+   8 0         11 2  
#9 Michigan   6 2         10 3  
#16 Penn State   5 3         9 4  
Purdue   4 4         7 6  
Illinois   4 4         5 7  
Minnesota   3 5         8 5  
Wisconsin   2 6         8 6  
Michigan State   2 6         4 8  
Northwestern   1 7         3 9  
Indiana   1 7         3 9  
  • # – BCS National Champion
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll[1]

The 2002 Northwestern Wildcats football team represented Northwestern University during the 2002 NCAA Division I-A football season. They played their home games at Ryan Field and participated as members of the Big Ten Conference. They were coached by Randy Walker.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 11:00 AM at Air Force* Falcon StadiumColorado Springs, CO ABC L 3–52   45,114
September 7 12:00 PM TCU* Ryan FieldEvanston, IL ESPNGP L 24–48   21,442
September 14 12:00 PM Duke* Ryan Field • Evanston, IL W 26–21   22,910
September 21 11:00 AM at Navy* Navy–Marine Corps Memorial StadiumAnnapolis, MD HDNet W 49–40   27,012
September 28 12:00 PM at Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI L 24–39   74,215
October 5 6:00 PM No. 5 Ohio State Ryan Field • Evanston, IL ESPN2 L 16–27   43,489
October 10 7:00 PM at Minnesota Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN L 42–45   37,729
October 19 11:00 AM at No. 20 Penn State Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA ESPN2 L 0–49   108,853
October 26 11:00 AM Purduedagger Ryan Field • Evanston, IL ESPN+ L 13–42   30,158
November 2 11:00 AM Indiana Ryan Field • Evanston, IL ESPN+ W 41–37   25,077
November 9 11:00 AM at No. 6 Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA ESPN2 L 10–62   68,728
November 23 11:00 AM Illinois Ryan Field • Evanston, IL (Sweet Sioux Tomahawk) ESPN+ L 24–31   25,134
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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