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1977 Northwestern Wildcats football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1977 record1–10 (1–8 Big Ten)
Head coachJohn Pont (5th season)
CaptainPaul Maly[1] (2nd year)
Home stadiumDyche Stadium
Seasons
← 1976
1978 →
1977 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#9/8 Michigan § 7 1 0     10 2 0
#11/12 Ohio State § 7 1 0     9 3 0
Michigan State 6 1 1     7 3 1
Indiana 4 3 1     5 5 1
Minnesota 4 4 0     7 5 0
Purdue 3 5 0     5 6 0
Iowa 3 5 0     4 7 0
Wisconsin 3 6 0     5 6 0
Illinois 2 6 0     3 8 0
Northwestern 1 8 0     1 10 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1977 Northwestern Wildcats team represented Northwestern University during the 1977 Big Ten Conference football season. In their fifth year under head coach John Pont, the Wildcats compiled a 1–10 record (1–8 against Big Ten Conference opponents) and finished in last place in the Big Ten Conference.[2]

The team's offensive leaders were quarterback Scott Stranski with 541 passing yards, Dave Mishler with 520 rushing yards, and Mark Bailey with 347 receiving yards.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 10at IowaL 0–24
September 17at Arizona State*L 3–35
September 24North Carolina*L 7–41
October 1at WisconsinL 7–19
October 8Indiana
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
L 3–28
October 15at MinnesotaL 7–13
October 22No. 4 Ohio State
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
L 15–35
October 29Purdue
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
L 16–28
November 5at No. 6 MichiganL 20–63
November 11at Michigan StateL 3–44
November 19Illinois
W 21–7
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

RosterEdit

1977 Northwestern Wildcats football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
T 68 Ardizzone, TonyTony Ardizzone Sr
T 55 Reitz, PhilPhil Reitz So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DT 74 Wells, NormNorm Wells So
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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