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1965 Northwestern Wildcats football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1965 record4–6 (3–4 Big Ten)
Head coachAlex Agase (2nd season)
MVPJim Burns
CaptainJeff Brooke[1]
Home stadiumDyche Stadium
Seasons
← 1964
1966 →
1965 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2/1 Michigan State 7 0 0     10 1 0
#NR/11 Ohio State 6 1 0     7 2 0
#NR/13 Purdue 5 2 0     7 2 1
Minnesota 5 2 0     5 4 1
Illinois 4 3 0     6 4 0
Northwestern 3 4 0     4 6 0
Michigan 2 5 0     4 6 0
Wisconsin 2 5 0     2 7 1
Indiana 1 6 0     2 8 0
Iowa 0 7 0     1 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1965 Northwestern Wildcats team represented Northwestern University during the 1965 Big Ten Conference football season. In their second year under head coach Alex Agase, the Wildcats compiled a 4–6 record (3–4 against Big Ten Conference opponents) and finished in sixth place in the Big Ten Conference.[2]

The team's offensive leaders were quarterback Denny Boothe with 487 passing yards, Bob McKelvey with 587 rushing yards, and Cas Banaszek with 333 receiving yards.[3] McKelvey, Banaszek, and tackle Jim Burns were selected by the Associated Press as second-team All-Big Ten players.[4]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 18Florida*L 14–24
September 25at IndianaW 20–0
October 2at No. 8 Notre Dame*L 7–38
October 9Oregon State*
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
W 15–7
October 16Wisconsin
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
L 7–21
October 23Iowa
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
W 9–0
October 30at No. 1 Michigan StateL 7–49
November 6at MinnesotaL 22–27
November 13Michigan
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
W 34–22
November 20Illinois
L 6–20
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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