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1944 Northwestern Wildcats football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1944 record1–7–1 (0–5–1 Big Ten)
Head coachPappy Waldorf (10th season)
MVPMax Morris
CaptainRay Justak[1]
Home stadiumDyche Stadium
Seasons
← 1943
1945 →
1944 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Ohio State 6 0 0     9 0 0
#8 Michigan 5 2 0     8 2 0
Purdue 4 2 0     5 5 0
Minnesota 3 2 1     5 3 1
Indiana 4 3 0     7 3 0
#15 Illinois 3 3 0     5 4 1
Wisconsin 2 4 0     3 6 0
Northwestern 0 5 1     1 7 1
Iowa 0 6 0     1 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1944 Northwestern Wildcats team represented Northwestern University during the 1944 Big Ten Conference football season. In their tenth year under head coach Pappy Waldorf, the Wildcats compiled a 1–7–1 record (0–5–1 against Big Ten Conference opponents) and finished in eighth place in the Big Ten Conference.[2]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 23DePauw*W 62–0
September 30Wisconsin
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
L 6–7
October 7Great Lakes Navy*
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
L 0–25
October 14at No. 12 MichiganL 0–27[3][4]
October 21No. 20 Indiana
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
L 7–14
November 4at MinnesotaT 14–14
November 11Purdue
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
L 7–27
November 18at No. 11 Notre Dame*L 0–21
November 25Illinois
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois (Rivalry)
L 6–25
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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