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1940 Northwestern Wildcats football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
APNo. 8
1940 record6–2 (4–2 Big Ten)
Head coachPappy Waldorf (6th season)
Offensive schemeSingle wing
MVPPaul Hiemenz
CaptainDick Richards[1]
Home stadiumDyche Stadium
Seasons
← 1939
1941 →
1940 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Minnesota 6 0 0     8 0 0
#3 Michigan 3 1 0     7 1 0
#8 Northwestern 4 2 0     6 2 0
Ohio State 3 3 0     4 4 0
Wisconsin 3 3 0     4 4 0
Iowa 2 3 0     4 4 0
Indiana 2 3 0     3 5 0
Purdue 1 4 0     2 6 0
Illinois 0 5 0     1 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1940 Northwestern Wildcats team represented Northwestern University during the 1940 Big Ten Conference football season. In their sixth year under head coach Pappy Waldorf, the Wildcats compiled a 6–2 record (4–2 against Big Ten Conference opponents), finished in third place in the Big Ten Conference, and were ranked #8 in the final AP Poll. Their only losses came against #1 Minnesota and #3 Michigan.[2][3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
October 5at Syracuse*W 40–0
October 12Ohio StateW 6–3
October 19at WisconsinNo. 4W 27–7
October 26IndianaNo. 7
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
W 20–7
November 2No. 4 MinnesotaNo. 8
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
L 12–13
November 9IllinoisNo. 10
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois (Rivalry)
W 32–14
November 16at No. 6 MichiganNo. 10L 13–20
November 23No. 14 Notre Dame*No. 10
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois (Rivalry)
W 20–0
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

PlayersEdit

  • Alf Bauman – tackle (consensus 1st-team All-American; 1st-team All-Big Ten selection by AP and UP)
  • Ollie Hahnenstein – halfback (2nd-team All-Big Ten selection by AP and UP)
  • Paul Hiemenz – center (1st-team All-Big Ten selection by AP and UP)
  • Joe Lokane – guard (1st-team All-Big Ten selection by AP and UP)

ReferencesEdit


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