|1962 Northwestern Wildcats football|
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1962 record||7–2 (4–2 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||Ara Parseghian (7th season)|
|Home stadium||Dyche Stadium|
|1962 Big Ten football standings|
|#2/2 Wisconsin †||6||–||1||–||0||8||–||2||–||0|
|#NR/13 Ohio State||4||–||2||–||0||6||–||3||–||0|
|† – Conference champion |
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll
The 1962 Northwestern Wildcats team represented Northwestern University during the 1962 Big Ten Conference football season. In their seventh year under head coach Ara Parseghian, the Wildcats compiled a 7–2 record (4–2 against Big Ten Conference opponents) and finished in third place in the Big Ten Conference. The Wildcats were ranked #1 in the AP Poll before losing consecutive games late in the season against #2-ranked Wisconsin and Michigan State.
The team's offensive leaders were quarterback Tom Myers with 1,537 passing yards, Willie Stinson with 418 rushing yards, and halfback/end Paul Flatley with 626 receiving yards. Center Jack Cvercko was a consensus first-team All-American.
|September 22||South Carolina*||W 37–20|
|October 6||Illinois||W 45–0|
|October 13||at Minnesota||W 34–22|
|October 20||at No. 6 Ohio State||No. 8||W 18–14|
|October 27||Notre Dame*||No. 3||W 35–6|
|November 3||at Indiana||No. 1||W 26–21|
|November 10||at No. 8 Wisconsin||No. 1||L 6–37|
|November 17||Michigan State||No. 9||L 7–31|
|November 23||at Miami (FL)*||W 29–7|
- Jack Cvercko – guard (consensus 1st-team All-American; 1st-team All-Big Ten selection by AP and UPI)
- Paul Flatley – halfback/end (3rd-team All-America selection by The Sporting News; 2nd-team All-Big Ten selection by AP and UPI)
- Tom Myers – quarterback (3rd-team All-America selection by AFCA)
- ↑ "Year-by-Year Results" (PDF). 2007. p. 148. http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/nw/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/nu-mg-07-history.pdf#page=7.
- ↑ "Northwestern Yearly Results (1960-1964)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/active/n/northwestern/1960-1964_yearly_results.php. Retrieved August 7, 2015.
- ↑ "1962 Northwestern Wildcats Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/northwestern/1962-schedule.html. Retrieved December 18, 2015.
- ↑ "1962 Northwestern Wildcats Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/northwestern/1962.html. Retrieved December 18, 2015.
- ↑ "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections". National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 7. http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_records/2014/Awards.pdf. Retrieved February 10, 2015.
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