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1954 Northwestern Wildcats football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1954 record2-7 (1-5 Big 10)
Head coachBob Voigts (8th season)
MVPZiggie Niepokoj
CaptainJohn Damore[1]
CaptainBob Lauter
Home stadiumDyche Stadium (Capacity: 55,000)
Seasons
← 1953
1955 →
1954 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1/2 Ohio State 7 0 0     10 0 0
#9/10 Wisconsin 5 2 0     7 2 0
#15/15 Michigan 5 2 0     6 3 0
#NR/20 Minnesota 4 2 0     7 2 0
Iowa 4 3 0     5 4 0
Purdue 3 3 0     5 3 1
Indiana 2 4 0     3 6 0
Michigan State 1 5 0     3 6 0
Northwestern 1 5 0     2 7 0
Illinois 0 6 0     1 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1954 Northwestern Wildcats team represented Northwestern University during the 1954 Big Ten Conference football season. In their eighth year under head coach Bob Voigts, the Wildcats compiled a 2-7 record (1-5 against Big Ten Conference opponents), finished in a tie for eighth place in the Big Ten, and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 142 to 101.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 25, 1954Iowa State*W 27-1432,056
October 2, 1954No. 9 USC*
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
L 7-1230,725
October 9, 1954at No. 18 MinnesotaL 7-2653,663
October 16, 1954Michigan
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
L 0-732,972
October 23, 1954at PittsburghL 7-1428,862
October 30, 1954No. 1 Ohio State
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
L 7-1441,650
November 6, 1954at No. 16 WisconsinL 13-3453,131
November 13, 1954Indiana
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
L 13-1425,856
November 20, 1954at IllinoisW 20-739,186
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to the game


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