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1925 Northwestern Wildcats football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1925 record5–3 (3–1 Big Ten)
Head coachGlenn Thistlethwaite (4th season)
CaptainTim Lowry[1]
Home stadiumNorthwestern Field
Uniform
Seasons
← 1924
1926 →
1925 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Michigan 5 1 0     7 1 0
Northwestern 3 1 0     5 3 0
Wisconsin 3 1 1     6 1 1
Chicago 2 2 1     3 4 1
Illinois 2 2 0     5 3 0
Iowa 2 2 0     5 3 0
Minnesota 1 1 1     5 2 1
Ohio State 1 3 1     4 3 1
Indiana 0 3 1     3 4 1
Purdue 0 3 1     3 4 1
† – Conference champion

The 1925 Northwestern Wildcats team represented Northwestern University during the 1925 Big Ten Conference football season. In their fourth year under head coach Glenn Thistlethwaite, the Wildcats compiled a 5–3 record (3–1 against Big Ten Conference opponents) and finished in second place in the Big Ten Conference.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 3South DakotaW 14–718,000[3]
October 10Carleton
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
W 17–011,000[4]
October 17at ChicagoL 0–634,000[5]
October 24vs. Tulane
  • Stagg Field
  • Chicago
L 7–1815,000[6]
October 31Indiana
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
W 17–14[7]
November 7Michigan
W 3–2[8]
November 14at PurdueW 13–9[9]
November 21at Notre Dame L 10–1332,000[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Year-by-Year Results" (PDF). 2007. p. 145. http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/nw/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/nu-mg-07-history.pdf#page=4.
  2. "1925 Northwestern Wildcats Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/northwestern/1925-schedule.html. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
  3. Irving Vaughan (October 3, 1925). "Purple Battles South Dakota Before 18,000". Chicago Tribune: p. II-1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29800622/purple_battles_south_dakota_before/.
  4. "Purple Start Well: Northwestern Defeats Carleton, 17 to 0, in First Game of Season". The South Bend Tribune: p. 13. October 11, 1925. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29815329/purple_start_well_northwestern_defeats/.
  5. Harvey Woodruff (October 18, 1925). "34,000 See Purple Hold U. of C. Scoreless in First Quarter". Chicago Tribune: p. II-1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29800895/34000_see_purple_hold_u_of_c/.
  6. French Lane (October 25, 1925). "Tulane Eleven Too Strong for Northwestern". Chicago Tribune: p. II-1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29801062/tulane_eleven_too_strong_for/.
  7. "Purple Defeat Indiana 17-14 by Drop Kick". Chicago Tribune: p. II-1. November 1, 1925. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29801232/purple_defeat_indiana_1714_by_drop_kick/.
  8. Walter Eckersall (November 8, 1925). "Northwestern Upsets Michigan, 3-2: Purple Brains and Lewis' Toe Skin Wolverines in Morass". Chicago Tribune: p. II-1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29801402/northwestern_upsets_michigan_32/.
  9. F.E. Raschig (November 15, 1925). "Purple Ace Stars As Northwestern Bumps Off Purdue". The Indianapolis Star: p. III-1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29801621/purple_ace_stars_as_northwestern_bumps/.
  10. "Rox Have Close Victory: Purple Team Throws Scare Into Rockmen". The South Bend Tribune: p. 1. November 22, 1925. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29801763/rox_have_close_victory_purple_team/.


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