1949 Northwestern Wildcats football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1949 record4–5 (3–4 Big Ten)
Head coachBob Voigts (3rd season)
MVPDon Burson, Gaspar Perricone
CaptainSteve Sawle[1]
Home stadiumDyche Stadium
Seasons
← 1948
1950 →
1949 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#6 Ohio State § 4 1 1     7 1 2
#7 Michigan § 4 1 1     6 2 1
#8 Minnesota 4 2 0     7 2 0
Wisconsin 3 2 1     5 3 1
Illinois 3 3 1     3 4 2
Iowa 3 3 0     4 5 0
Northwestern 3 4 0     4 5 0
Purdue 2 4 0     4 5 0
Indiana 0 6 0     1 8 0
§ – 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.[2] Quarterback Don Burson was selected as a first-team All-Big Ten player by both the Associated Press and the United Press.[3][4]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 24PurdueW 20–6
October 1Pittsburgh*
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
L 7–16
October 8at No. 5 MinnesotaNo. 20L 7–21
October 15No. 7 Michigan
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
W 21–20
October 22at IowaNo. 13L 21–28
October 29at No. 18 Ohio StateL 7–24
November 5Wisconsin
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
L 6–14
November 12Colgate*
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
W 39–20
November 19at IllinoisW 9–7
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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