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|1971 Northwestern Wildcats football|
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1971 record||7–4 (6–3 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||Alex Agase (8th season)|
|Home stadium||Dyche Stadium|
|1971 Big Ten football standings|
|#6/4 Michigan †||8||–||0||–||0||11||–||1||–||0|
|† – Conference champion |
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll
The 1971 Northwestern Wildcats team represented Northwestern University during the 1971 Big Ten Conference football season. In their eighth year under head coach Alex Agase, the Wildcats compiled a 7–4 record (6–3 against Big Ten Conference opponents) and finished in second place in the Big Ten Conference.
The team's offensive leaders were quarterback Maurie Daigneau with 1,733 passing yards, Al Robinson with 881 rushing yards, and Barry Pearson with 674 receiving yards. Ten Northwestern players received honors on the 1971 All-Big Ten Conference football team. They are: (1) Maurie Daigneau (AP-1; UPI-1); (2) running back Al Robinson (AP-2); (3) wide receiver Barry Pearson (AP-1; UPI-1); (4) offensive tackle Tom McCreight (AP-1); (5) defensive end Wil Hemby (UPI-2); (6) defensive tackle Jim Anderson (UPI-2); (7) linebacker John Voorhees (AP-2); and defensive ends (8) Eric Hutchinson (AP-1; UPI-1); (9) Jerry Brown (AP-2); and (10) Jack Duston (UPI-2). Eric Hutchinson was also selected as a first-team All-American by the Football Writers Association of America.
Schedule[edit | edit source]
|September 11||No. 4 Michigan||No. 20||L 6–21|
|September 18||at No. 2 Notre Dame*||L 7–50|
|September 25||Syracuse*||W 12–6|
|October 2||Wisconsin||W 24–11|
|October 9||at Iowa||W 28–3|
|October 16||No. 20 Purdue||L 20–21|
|October 23||at Indiana||W 24–10|
|October 30||at Illinois||L 7–24|
|November 6||Minnesota||W 41–20|
|November 13||at No. 16 Ohio State||W 14–10|
|November 20||No. 19 Michigan State||W 28–7|
Roster[edit | edit source]
|1971 Northwestern Wildcats football team roster|
References[edit | edit source]
- "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.
- "1971 Northwestern Wildcats Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/northwestern/1971-schedule.html. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
- "1971 Northwestern Wildcats Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/northwestern/1971.html. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
- "All Big Ten Selected". Daily Illini. November 24, 1971. http://idnc.library.illinois.edu/cgi-bin/illinois?a=d&d=DIL19711124.1.16&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-------#.
- "Sports Whirl". The Daily News of the Virgin Islands. November 24, 1971. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=757&dat=19711126&id=qXdSAAAAIBAJ&sjid=y60DAAAAIBAJ&pg=4157,1383396.
- "Unbeaten Michigan Dominate UPI Team Picked by Coaches: Ohio State Places 7 On All-Big Ten Teams". The Times Recorder (Zanesville, Ohio): p. 9D. November 25, 1971. https://www.newspapers.com/image/79039790/?terms=Daigneau%2Bferguson%2Bkingsriter%2B%22united%2Bpress%22.
- Ted Gangi, ed. "FWAA All-America Since 1944: The All-Time Team". http://www.sportswriters.net/fwaa/awards/allamerica/alltime.pdf. Retrieved February 8, 2015.
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