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1931 Northwestern Wildcats football
Big Ten co-champion
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1931 record7–1–1 (5–1–0 Big Ten)
Head coachDick Hanley (5th season)
CaptainDal Marvil[1]
Home stadiumDyche Stadium
Seasons
← 1930
1932 →
1931 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10 Purdue § 5 1 0     9 1 0
Michigan § 5 1 0     8 1 1
#4 Northwestern § 5 1 0     7 1 1
Ohio State 4 2 0     6 3 0
Minnesota 3 2 0     7 3 0
Wisconsin 3 3 0     5 4 1
Indiana 1 4 1     2 5 1
Chicago 1 4 0     2 6 1
Iowa 0 3 1     1 6 1
Illinois 0 6 0     2 6 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from Dickinson System

The 1931 Northwestern Wildcats team represented Northwestern University during the 1931 college football season. In their fifth year under head coach Dick Hanley, the Wildcats compiled a 7–1–1 record (5–1 against Big Ten Conference opponents), finished in a three-way with Purdue and Michigan for the Big Ten championship, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 138 to 40. Their sole loss was on the final day of the season against Purdue.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
October 3Nebraska*W 19–7
October 10vs. Notre Dame*T 0–0
October 17UCLA*
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
W 19–0
October 24at Ohio StateW 10–0
October 31Illinois
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
W 32–6
November 7Minnesota
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
W 32–14
November 14Indiana
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
W 7–6
November 21at IowaW 19–0
November 28vs. Purdue
  • Soldier Field
  • Chicago
L 0–7
  • *Non-conference game

ReferencesEdit

Template:Big Ten Conference football champions


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