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1943 Northwestern Wildcats football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
APNo. 9
1943 record6–2 (5–1 Big Ten)
Head coachPappy Waldorf (9th season)
MVPOtto Graham
CaptainAlex Kapter[1]
Home stadiumDyche Stadium
Seasons
← 1942
1944 →
1943 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 Purdue § 6 0 0     9 0 0
#3 Michigan § 6 0 0     8 1 0
#9 Northwestern 5 1 0     6 2 0
Indiana 2 3 1     4 4 2
Minnesota 2 3 0     5 4 0
Illinois 2 4 0     3 7 0
Ohio State 1 4 0     3 6 0
Wisconsin 1 6 0     1 9 0
Iowa 0 4 1     1 6 1
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1943 Northwestern Wildcats football team represented the Northwestern University in the 1943 Big Ten Conference football season.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 25IndianaW 14–6
October 2Michigan
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
L 7–21
October 16No. 14 Great Lakes Navy*
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
W 13–0
October 23at Ohio StateNo. 17W 13–0
October 30MinnesotaNo. 15
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
W 42–6
November 6at WisconsinNo. 12W 41–0
November 13No. 1 Notre Dame*No. 8
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanton, Illinois (Rivalry)
L 6–25
November 20IllinoisNo. 9
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois (Rivalry)
W 53–6
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

1944 NFL DraftEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Otto Graham Tailback 1 4Detroit Lions
Ed Hirsch Back 16 161Chicago Bears
Alex Kapter Guard 21 211Detroit Lions
Bill IvyTackle 21215Washington Redskins
Don BuffmireBack23231Chicago Cardinals
Harry FranckBack26271Chicago Bears
Vince DiFrancescaTackle 29297Chicago Cardinals
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