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1975 Northwestern Wildcats football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1975 record3–8 (2–6 Big Ten)
Head coachJohn Pont (3rd season)
CaptainGreg Boykin[1]
Home stadiumDyche Stadium
Seasons
← 1974
1976 →
1975 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4/4 Ohio State 8 0 0     11 1 0
#8/8 Michigan 7 1 0     8 2 2
Michigan State 4 4 0     7 4 0
Illinois 4 4 0     5 6 0
Purdue 4 4 0     4 7 0
Wisconsin 3 4 1     4 6 1
Minnesota 3 5 0     6 5 0
Iowa 3 5 0     3 8 0
Northwestern 2 6 0     3 8 0
Indiana 1 6 1     2 8 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1975 Northwestern Wildcats team represented Northwestern University during the 1975 Big Ten Conference football season. In their third year under head coach John Pont, the Wildcats compiled a 3–8 record (2–6 against Big Ten Conference opponents) and finished in ninth place in the Big Ten Conference.[2]

The team's offensive leaders were quarterback Randy Dean with 1,315 passing yards, Greg Boykin with 1,105 rushing yards, and Scott Yelvington with 686 receiving yards.[3] Three Northwestern players received All-Big Ten honors: (1) defensive back Pete Shaw (AP-1; UPI-1); (2) center Paul Jasinskis (AP-1; UPI-2); and (3) wide receiver Scott Yelvington (UPI-2).[4][5]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 13PurdueW 31–25
September 20Northern Illinois*
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
W 10–3
September 27at No. 7 Notre Dame*L 7–31
October 4at No. 17 Arizona*L 6–41
October 11Indiana
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
W 30–0
October 18at No. 7 MichiganL 0–69
October 25at WisconsinL 14–17
November 1Iowa
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
L 21–24
November 8at MinnesotaL 9–33
November 15at Michigan StateL 14–47
November 22Illinois
L 7–28
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Roster

1975 Northwestern Wildcats football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
T 68 Ardizzone, TonyTony Ardizzone So
RB 32 Boykin, GregGreg Boykin (C) Jr
QB 3 Dean, RandyRandy Dean Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
SS 22 Shaw, PetePete Shaw Jr
DB Dean, RobertRobert Dean 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

References


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