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1951 Northwestern Wildcats football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1951 record5–4 (2–4 Big 10)
Head coachBob Voigts (5th season)
MVPJohn Steeb
CaptainDon MacRae[1]
Home stadiumDyche Stadium (Capacity: 52,000)
Seasons
← 1950
1952 →
1951 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4/3 Illinois 5 0 1     9 0 1
#NR/14 Purdue 4 1 0     5 4 0
#8/8 Wisconsin 5 1 1     7 1 1
Michigan 4 2 0     4 5 0
Ohio State 2 2 2     4 3 2
Northwestern 2 4 0     5 4 0
Minnesota 1 4 1     2 6 1
Indiana 1 5 0     2 7 0
Iowa 0 5 1     2 5 2
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1951 Northwestern Wildcats team represented Northwestern University during the 1951 Big Ten Conference football season. In their fifth year under head coach Bob Voigts, the Wildcats compiled a 5–4 record (2–4 against Big Ten Conference opponents), finished in sixth place in the Big Ten, and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 124 to 112.[2]

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 29, 1951Colorado*W 35-1442,000
October 6, 1951Army*
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
W 20-1440,000
October 13, 1951at MinnesotaW 21-751,915
October 20, 1951Navy*No. 18
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
W 16-740,000
October 27, 1951No. 14 WisconsinNo. 13
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
L 0-4150,000
November 3, 1951at Ohio StateL 0-371,089
November 10, 1951Purdue
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
L 14-3538,000
November 17, 1951at MichiganW 6-057,634
November 24, 1951Illinois
L 0-352,000
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to the game


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