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.

Schedule[edit | edit source]

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 Draft[edit | edit source]

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Otto Graham Tailback 1 4 Detroit Lions
Ed Hirsch Back 16 161 Chicago Bears
Alex Kapter Guard 21 211 Detroit Lions
Bill Ivy Tackle 21 215 Washington Redskins
Don Buffmire Back 23 231 Chicago Cardinals
Harry Franck Back 26 271 Chicago Bears
Vince DiFrancesca Tackle 29 297 Chicago Cardinals

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