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1964 Northwestern Wildcats football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1964 record3–6 (2–5 Big Ten)
Head coachAlex Agase (1st season)
MVPPat Riley
CaptainJoe Cerne[1]
Home stadiumDyche Stadium
Seasons
← 1963
1965 →
1964 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4/4 Michigan 6 1 0     9 1 0
#9/9 Ohio State 5 1 0     7 2 0
Purdue 5 2 0     6 3 0
#NR/16 Illinois 4 3 0     6 3 0
Minnesota 4 3 0     5 4 0
#NR/20 Michigan State 3 3 0     4 5 0
Northwestern 2 5 0     3 6 0
Wisconsin 2 5 0     3 6 0
Iowa 1 5 0     3 6 0
Indiana 1 5 0     2 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1964 Northwestern Wildcats team represented Northwestern University during the 1964 Big Ten Conference football season. In their first year under head coach Alex Agase, the Wildcats compiled a 3–6 record (2–5 against Big Ten Conference opponents) and finished in a tie for seventh place in the Big Ten Conference.[2]

The team's offensive leaders were quarterback Tom Myers with 901 passing yards, Steve Murphy with 377 rushing yards, and Cas Banaszek with 317 receiving yards.[3] Center Joe Cerne was selected as a first-team All-Big Ten player,[4][5] and as a second-team All-American by the Newspaper Enterprise Association.[6][7]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 19Oregon State*W 7–3
September 26at IndianaW 14–13
October 3No. 3 Illinois
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois (Rivalry)
L 6–17
October 10at MinnesotaL 18–21
October 17Miami (OH)*
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
L 27–28
October 24at Michigan StateL 6–24
October 31at MichiganL 0–35
November 7Wisconsin
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
W 17–13
November 14at No. 7 Ohio StateL 0–10
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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