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1955 Northwestern Wildcats football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1955 record0-8-1 (0-6-1 Big 10)
Head coachLou Saban (1st season)
MVPKurt Krueger
CaptainSandy Sacks[1]
Home stadiumDyche Stadium (Capacity: 55,000)
Seasons
← 1954
1956 →
1955 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5/5 Ohio State 6 0 0     7 2 0
#2/2 Michigan State 5 1 0     9 1 0
#12/13 Michigan 5 2 0     7 2 0
Purdue 4 2 1     5 3 1
Illinois 3 3 1     5 3 1
Wisconsin 3 4 0     4 5 0
Iowa 2 3 1     3 5 1
Minnesota 2 5 0     3 6 0
Indiana 1 5 0     3 6 0
Northwestern 0 6 1     0 8 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1955 Northwestern Wildcats team represented Northwestern University during the 1955 Big Ten Conference football season. In their first year under head coach Lou Saban, the Wildcats compiled a 0-8-1 record (0-6-1 against Big Ten Conference opponents), finished in last place in the Big Ten, and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 241 to 66.[2]

George Steinbrenner was an assistant coach in 1955.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 24, 1955Miami (OH)*L 14-2535,000
October 1, 1955at Tulane*L 0-2120,000
October 8, 1955Minnesota
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
L 7-1838,000
October 15, 1955at No. 1 MichiganL 2-1467,074
October 22, 1955Indiana
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
L 14-2029,700
October 29, 1955at No. 15 Ohio StateL 0-4982,214
November 5, 1955Wisconsin
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
L 14-4140,000
November 12, 1955at PurdueL 8-4627,000
November 19, 1955Illinois
T 7-735,000
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to the game


ReferencesEdit

  1. "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.
  2. "Northwestern Yearly Results (1955-1959)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/active/n/northwestern/1955-1959_yearly_results.php. Retrieved August 7, 2015.
  3. Steinbrenner: The Last Lion of Baseball, p.34, Bill Madden, Harper Collins Publishing, New York, 2010, ISBN 978-0-06-169031-0


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