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1942 Northwestern Wildcats football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1942 record1–9 (0–6 Big Ten)
Head coachPappy Waldorf (8th season)
Offensive schemeSingle wing
MVPEd Hirsch
CaptainNick Burke[1]
Home stadiumDyche Stadium
Seasons
← 1941
1943 →
1942 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Ohio State 5 1 0     9 1 0
#3 Wisconsin 4 1 0     8 1 1
#9 Michigan 3 2 0     7 3 0
Illinois 3 2 0     6 4 0
Iowa 3 3 0     6 4 0
#19 Minnesota 3 3 0     5 4 0
Indiana 2 2 0     7 3 0
Purdue 1 4 0     1 8 0
Northwestern 0 6 0     1 9 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.[2] Quarterback Otto Graham was selected by both the Associated Press and United Press as a second-team All-Big Ten player.[3][4] He was also selected as a third-team All-American by The Sporting News and the Central Press.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 26Iowa Pre-Flight*L 12–20
September 26Texas*
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
W 3–0
October 10Purdue
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
L 6–7
October 17at No. 3 MichiganL 16–34
October 24No. 1 Ohio State
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
L 6–20
October 31at No. 10 MinnesotaL 7–19
November 7No. 20 Illinois
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois (Rivalry)
L 7–14
November 14No. 7 Wisconsin
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
L 19–20
November 21at No. 8 Notre Dame*L 20–27
November 26Great Lakes Navy*
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
L 0–48
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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