|1942 Northwestern Wildcats football|
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1942 record||1–9 (0–6 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||Pappy Waldorf (8th season)|
|Offensive scheme||Single wing|
|Home stadium||Dyche Stadium|
|1942 Big Ten football standings|
|#1 Ohio State †||5||–||1||–||0||9||–||1||–||0|
|† – Conference champion |
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1942 Northwestern Wildcats team represented Northwestern University during the 1942 Big Ten Conference football season. In their eighth year under head coach Pappy Waldorf, the Wildcats compiled a 1–9 record (0–6 against Big Ten Conference opponents) and finished in last place in the Big Ten Conference. Quarterback Otto Graham was selected by both the Associated Press and United Press as a second-team All-Big Ten player. He was also selected as a third-team All-American by The Sporting News and the Central Press.
|September 26||Iowa Pre-Flight*||L 12–20|
|September 26||Texas*||W 3–0|
|October 10||Purdue||L 6–7|
|October 17||at No. 3 Michigan||L 16–34|
|October 24||No. 1 Ohio State||L 6–20|
|October 31||at No. 10 Minnesota||L 7–19|
|November 7||No. 20 Illinois||L 7–14|
|November 14||No. 7 Wisconsin||L 19–20|
|November 21||at No. 8 Notre Dame*||L 20–27|
|November 26||Great Lakes Navy*||L 0–48|
- ↑ "Year-by-Year Results" (PDF). 2007. p. 147. http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/nw/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/nu-mg-07-history.pdf#page=6.
- ↑ "1942 Northwestern Wildcats Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/northwestern/1942-schedule.html. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
- ↑ "Four Badgers Placed On All Big Ten Grid Team". The Milwaukee Sentinel (AP story). November 29, 1942. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1368&dat=19421128&id=dk5QAAAAIBAJ&sjid=FQ0EAAAAIBAJ&pg=6363,4680737.
- ↑ Tommy Devine (December 1, 1942). "Wisconsin End Top Gridder On All Big Ten Eleven". Reading Eagle (UP story): p. 15. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1955&dat=19421201&id=Zr8hAAAAIBAJ&sjid=7JwFAAAAIBAJ&pg=2875,540714.
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