|1945 Northwestern Wildcats football|
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1945 record||4–4–1 (3–3–1 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||Pappy Waldorf (11th season)|
|Home stadium||Dyche Stadium|
|1945 Big Ten football standings|
|#4 Indiana †||5||–||0||–||1||9||–||0||–||1|
|#12 Ohio State||5||–||2||–||0||7||–||2||–||0|
|† – Conference champion |
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1945 Northwestern Wildcats team represented Northwestern University during the 1945 Big Ten Conference football season. In their 11th year under head coach Pappy Waldorf, the Wildcats compiled a 4–4–1 record (3–3–1 against Big Ten Conference opponents) and finished in fourth place in the Big Ten Conference. End Max Morris and guard Jim Lecture were selected by both the Associated Press and United Press as first-team players on the 1945 All-Big Ten Conference football team. Morris was also selected as a consensus first-team All-American.
|September 22||Iowa State*||W 18–6|
|September 29||Indiana||T 7–7|
|October 6||Michigan||L 7–20|
|October 20||at No. 5 Minnesota||L 7–30|
|October 27||No. 4 Purdue||W 26–14|
|November 3||at No. 6 Ohio State||No. 20||L 14–16|
|November 10||at Wisconsin||W 28–14|
|November 17||No. 7 Notre Dame*||L 7–34|
|November 24||Illinois||W 13–7|
- ↑ "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.
- ↑ "1945 Northwestern Wildcats Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/northwestern/1945-schedule.html. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
- ↑ "Esser Wins Berth on All-Big-Ten Team". The Milwaukee Journal: p. L2. November 26, 1945. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1499&dat=19451126&id=5JkWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=LCMEAAAAIBAJ&pg=5827,4699423.
- ↑ Walter Byers (November 26, 1945). "Indiana and Ohio State Each Get Three Men on United Press All Star Big Ten Team". The Daily Register (Harrisburg,Illinois): p. 5. https://www.newspapers.com/image/7380395/?terms=morris%2Bpihos%2Btaliaferro%2Bcline.
- ↑ "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections". National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 6. http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_records/2014/Awards.pdf. Retrieved February 10, 2015.
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