1941 Northwestern Wildcats football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
APNo. 11
1941 record5–3 (4–2 Big Ten)
Head coachPappy Waldorf (7th season)
Offensive schemeSingle wing
MVPAlf Bauman
CaptainFloyd Chambers[1]
Home stadiumDyche Stadium
Seasons
← 1940
1942 →
1941 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Minnesota 5 0 0     8 0 0
#5 Michigan 3 1 1     6 1 1
#13 Ohio State 3 1 1     6 1 1
#11 Northwestern 4 2 0     5 3 0
Wisconsin 3 3 0     3 5 0
Iowa 2 4 0     3 5 0
Purdue 1 3 0     2 5 1
Indiana 1 3 0     2 6 0
Illinois 0 5 0     2 6 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1941 Northwestern Wildcats team represented Northwestern University during the 1941 Big Ten Conference football season. In their seventh year under head coach Pappy Waldorf, the Wildcats compiled a 5–3 record (4–2 against Big Ten Conference opponents) and finished in fourth place in the Big Ten Conference.[2] Four Northwestern players received honors on the 1941 All-Big Ten Conference football team.[3][4] They are: (1) end Bob Motl (AP-1; UP-2); (2) tackle Alf Bauman (AP-1; UP-1); (3) guard George Zorich (UP-2); and (4) halfback Otto Graham (AP-2)

Schedule[edit | edit source]

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
October 4Kansas State*W 51–3
October 11Wisconsin
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
W 41–14
October 18No. 6 MichiganNo. 5
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
L 7–14[5][6]
October 25at No. 11 Ohio StateNo. 13W 14–7
November 1at No. 1 MinnesotaNo. 9L 7–8
November 8IndianaNo. 10
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
W 20–14
November 15No. 5 Notre Dame*No. 8
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois (Rivalry)
L 6–7
November 22IllinoisNo. 10
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois (Rivalry)
W 27–0
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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