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1968 Northwestern Wildcats football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1968 record1–9 (1–6 Big Ten)
Head coachAlex Agase (5th season)
MVPJack Rudnay
CaptainJohn Cornell[1]
CaptainAngelo Loukas
Home stadiumDyche Stadium
Seasons
← 1967
1969 →
1968 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1/1 Ohio State 7 0 0     10 0 0
#12/15 Michigan 6 1 0     8 2 0
#10/11 Purdue 5 2 0     8 2 0
#NR/18 Minnesota 5 2 0     6 4 0
Indiana 4 3 0     6 4 0
Iowa 4 3 0     5 5 0
Michigan State 2 5 0     5 5 0
Illinois 1 6 0     1 9 0
Northwestern 1 6 0     1 9 0
Wisconsin 0 7 0     0 10 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1968 Northwestern Wildcats team represented Northwestern University during the 1968 Big Ten Conference football season. In their fifth year under head coach Alex Agase, the Wildcats compiled a 1–9 record (1–6 against Big Ten Conference opponents) and finished in a tie for eighth place in the Big Ten Conference.[2]

The team's offensive leaders were quarterback Dave Shelbourne with 1,358 passing yards, Bob Olson with 342 rushing yards, and Bruce Hubbard with 551 receiving yards.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 20at No. 19 Miami*L 7–28
September 28No. 3 USC*L 7–24
October 5No. 1 Purdue
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
L 6–43
October 12at No. 5 Notre Dame*L 7–27
October 19at No. 2 Ohio StateL 21–45
October 26Wisconsin
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
W 13–10
November 2No. 9 Michigan
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
L 0–35
November 9at IowaL 34–68
November 16at IllinoisL 0–14
November 23Michigan State
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
L 14–31
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

RosterEdit

1968 Northwestern Wildcats football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 18 Bryniarski, MikeMike Bryniarski Jr
RB 34 Adamle, MikeMike Adamle So
TE 86 Harrington, PatPat Harrington Jr
RB 22 Kurzawski, ChicoChico Kurzawski Sr
G 59 Loukas, AngeloAngelo Loukas (C) Sr
C 58 Rudnay, JackJack Rudnay Jr
QB 15 Shelbourne, DaveDave Shelbourne So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 12 Dean, RichRich Dean Sr
DT 71 Mullins, FrankFrank Mullins Jr
DE 29 Paquette, EdEd Paquette Sr
DT 72 Rodman, JohnJohn Rodman So
LB 65 Ross, DonDon Ross Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

ReferencesEdit


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