|1983 Northwestern Wildcats football|
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1983 record||2–9 (2–7 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||Dennis Green (3rd season)|
|Home stadium||Dyche Stadium|
|1983 Big Ten football standings|
|#10/10 Illinois †||9||–||0||–||0||10||–||2||–||0|
|#9/8 Ohio State||6||–||3||–||0||9||–||3||–||0|
|† – Conference champion |
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll
The 1983 Northwestern Wildcats team represented Northwestern University during the 1983 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their third year under head coach Dennis Green, the Wildcats compiled a 2–9 record (2–7 against Big Ten Conference opponents) and finished in a tie for eighth place in the Big Ten Conference.
The team's offensive leaders were quarterback Sandy Schwab with 1,838 passing yards, Ricky Edwards with 561 rushing yards, and Ricky Edwards with 570 receiving yards. Punter John Kidd received first-team All-Big Ten honors from both the Associated Press and the United Press International.
|September 10||No. 19 Washington*||L 0–34|
|September 17||at Syracuse*||L 0–35|
|September 24||at Indiana||W 10–8|
|October 1||Wisconsin||L 0–49|
|October 8||at No. 15 Iowa||L 21–61|
|October 15||at No. 13 Michigan||L 0–35|
|October 22||Minnesota||W 19–8|
|October 29||at Purdue||L 17–48|
|November 5||Michigan State||L 3–9|
|November 12||at No. 10 Ohio State||L 7–55|
|November 19||No. 4 Illinois||L 24–56|
- QB Sandy Schwab,Soph.
- ↑ "Year-by-Year Results" (PDF). 2007. p. 149. http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/nw/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/nu-mg-07-history.pdf#page=8.
- ↑ "1983 Northwestern Wildcats Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/northwestern/1983-schedule.html. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
- ↑ "1983 Northwestern Wildcats Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/northwestern/1983.html. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
- ↑ "Illini Puts 6 On All-Big Ten Team". Sarasota Herald-Tribune (AP story): p. 15B. December 1, 1983. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1350&dat=19821130&id=rE5PAAAAIBAJ&sjid=vgIEAAAAIBAJ&pg=6734,4951775.
- ↑ Barry Minkoff (November 22, 1983). "All-Big Ten". The Bryan Times (UPI story): p. 12. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=799&dat=19631122&id=baZhAAAAIBAJ&sjid=5ocDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3162,5187647.
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