|1946 Northwestern Wildcats football|
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1946 record||4–4–1 (2–3–1 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||Pappy Waldorf (12th season)|
|Home stadium||Dyche Stadium|
|1946 Big Ten football standings|
|#5 Illinois †||6||–||1||–||0||8||–||2||–||0|
|† – Conference champion |
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1946 Northwestern Wildcats team represented Northwestern University during the 1946 Big Ten Conference football season. In their 12th and final year under head coach Pappy Waldorf, the Wildcats compiled a 4–4–1 record (2–3–1 against Big Ten Conference opponents) and finished in seventh place in the Big Ten Conference.
|September 28||Iowa State*||W 41–9|
|October 5||Wisconsin||W 28–0|
|October 12||Minnesota||W 14–7|
|October 19||at No. 5 Michigan||No. 10||T 14–14|
|October 26||Pacific (CA)*||No. 8||W 26–13|
|November 2||Ohio State||No. 6||L 27–39|
|November 9||Indiana||No. 17||L 6–7|
|November 16||at No. 2 Notre Dame*||L 0–27|
|November 23||No. 5 Illinois||L 0–20|
- "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.
- "1946 Northwestern Wildcats Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/northwestern/1946-schedule.html. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
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