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1962 Northwestern Wildcats football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 16
1962 record7–2 (4–2 Big Ten)
Head coachAra Parseghian (7th season)
MVPGeorge Thomas
CaptainJay Robertson[1]
Home stadiumDyche Stadium
Seasons
← 1961
1963 →
1962 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2/2 Wisconsin 6 1 0     8 2 0
#10/10 Minnesota 5 2 0     6 2 1
#NR/16 Northwestern 4 2 0     7 2 0
#NR/13 Ohio State 4 2 0     6 3 0
Michigan State 3 3 0     5 4 0
Purdue 3 3 0     4 4 1
Iowa 3 3 0     4 5 0
Illinois 2 5 0     2 7 0
Indiana 1 5 0     3 6 0
Michigan 1 6 0     2 7 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.[2][3]

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.[4] Center Jack Cvercko was a consensus first-team All-American.[5]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 22South Carolina*W 37–20
October 6Illinois
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois (Rivalry)
W 45–0
October 13at MinnesotaW 34–22
October 20at No. 6 Ohio StateNo. 8W 18–14
October 27Notre Dame*No. 3
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois (Rivalry)
W 35–6
November 3at IndianaNo. 1W 26–21
November 10at No. 8 WisconsinNo. 1L 6–37
November 17Michigan StateNo. 9
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
L 7–31
November 23at Miami (FL)*W 29–7
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

PlayersEdit

  • 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)

ReferencesEdit


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