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1933 Northwestern Wildcats football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1933 record1–5–2 (1–4–1 Big Ten)
Head coachDick Hanley (7th season)
CaptainJack Heuss[1]
Home stadiumDyche Stadium
Seasons
← 1932
1934 →
1933 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Michigan § 5 0 1     7 0 1
#5 Ohio State 4 1 0     7 1 0
#10 Purdue 3 1 1     6 1 1
#3 Minnesota § 2 0 4     4 0 4
Illinois 3 2 0     5 3 0
Iowa 3 2 0     5 3 0
Northwestern 1 4 1     1 5 2
Chicago 0 3 2     3 3 2
Indiana 0 3 2     1 5 2
Wisconsin 0 5 1     2 5 1
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from Dickinson System

The 1933 Northwestern Wildcats team represented Northwestern University during the 1933 Big Ten Conference football season. In their seventh year under head coach Dick Hanley, the Wildcats compiled a 1–5–2 record (1–4–1 against Big Ten Conference opponents) and finished in seventh place in the Big Ten Conference.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 30vs. IowaL 0–725,000[3]
October 14vs. Stanford
  • Soldier Field
  • Chicago
T 0–028,000[4]
October 21IndianaW 25–015,000[5]
October 28at Ohio StateL 0–1234,987[6]
November 4Minnesota
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
T 0–035,000[7]
November 11Illinois
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL (rivalry)
L 0–337,000[8]
November 18Notre Dame
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL (rivalry)
L 0–740,000[9]
November 25Michigan
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
L 0–1332,000[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Year-by-Year Results" (PDF). 2007. p. 146. http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/nw/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/nu-mg-07-history.pdf#page=5.
  2. "1933 Northwestern Wildcats Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/northwestern/1933-schedule.html. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
  3. "Iowa Wins Over Northwestern Eleven, 7-0". Chicago Tribune: p. II-1. October 1, 1933. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/20962295/iowa_wins_over_northwestern_eleven_70/.
  4. "N.U. Ties Stanford, 0-0". Chicago Tribune: p. II-1. October 15, 1933. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/20962384/nu_ties_stanford_00/.
  5. "N.U. Routs Indiana, 25-0: Hoosiers Dodge Lightning, but Can't Escape Wildcat Backs". Chicago Tribune: p. II-1. October 22, 1933. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/20968565/nu_routs_indiana_250_hoosiers/.
  6. Edward Burns (October 29, 1933). "Ohio Recovers Two N.U. Fumbles for 12-0 Victory". Chicago Tribune: p. II-1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/20970243/ohio_recovers_two_nu_fumbles_for_120/.
  7. Arch Ward (November 5, 1933). "N.U. Ties Minnesota, 0-0: Purple Attack Is Stopped on Two Yard Line". Chicago Tribune: p. II-1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/20970159/nu_ties_minnesota_00_purple_attack/.
  8. Edward Burns (November 12, 1933). "Illinois Beats N.U., 3-0: Dave Cook Kicks Field Goal in Third Period Before 37,000". Chicago Tribune: p. II-1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/20968870/illinois_beats_nu_30_dave_cook/.
  9. Arch Ward (November 19, 1933). "Notre Dame Whips Northwestern, 7-0: 40,000 See Irish Rise To Heights Against Wildcats". Chicago Tribune: p. II-1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/20970076/notre_dame_whips_northwestern_70/.
  10. Wilfrid Smith (November 26, 1933). "Michigan Wins Big Ten Title; Whips N.U., 13-0: Wolverines Running Game Is Stopped, So They Take to the Air". Chicago Tribune: p. II-1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/20969979/michigan_wins_big_ten_title_whips/.


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