|1949 Northwestern Wildcats football|
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1949 record||4–5 (3–4 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||Bob Voigts (3rd season)|
|MVP||Don Burson, Gaspar Perricone|
|Home stadium||Dyche Stadium|
|1949 Big Ten football standings|
|#6 Ohio State §||4||–||1||–||1||7||–||1||–||2|
|#7 Michigan §||4||–||1||–||1||6||–||2||–||1|
|§ – Conference co-champions |
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1949 Northwestern Wildcats team represented Northwestern University during the 1949 Big Nine Conference football season. In their third year under head coach Bob Voigts, the Wildcats compiled a 4–5 record (3–4 against Big Ten Conference opponents) and finished in seventh place in the Big Ten Conference. Quarterback Don Burson was selected as a first-team All-Big Ten player by both the Associated Press and the United Press.
|September 24||Purdue||W 20–6|
|October 1||Pittsburgh*||L 7–16|
|October 8||at No. 5 Minnesota||No. 20||L 7–21|
|October 15||No. 7 Michigan||W 21–20|
|October 22||at Iowa||No. 13||L 21–28|
|October 29||at No. 18 Ohio State||L 7–24|
|November 5||Wisconsin||L 6–14|
|November 12||Colgate*||W 39–20|
|November 19||at Illinois||W 9–7|
- "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.
- "1949 Northwestern Wildcats Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/northwestern/1949-schedule.html. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
- "Karras Makes All Big 9 Grid Team". Daily Illini. November 23, 1949. http://idnc.library.illinois.edu/cgi-bin/illinois?a=d&d=DIL19491123.2.60#.
- "Coaches Snub OSU Stars In Picking All-Big 10 Team". The Pittsburgh Press (AP story): p. 40. November 30, 1949. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1144&dat=19491129&id=ingbAAAAIBAJ&sjid=Xk0EAAAAIBAJ&pg=4456,5510322.
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