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1983 Northwestern Wildcats football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1983 record2–9 (2–7 Big Ten)
Head coachDennis Green (3rd season)
CaptainMike Guendling[1]
CaptainTodd Jenkins
Home stadiumDyche Stadium
Seasons
← 1982
1984 →
1983 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10/10 Illinois 9 0 0     10 2 0
#8/9 Michigan 8 1 0     9 3 0
#14/14 Iowa 7 2 0     9 3 0
#9/8 Ohio State 6 3 0     9 3 0
Wisconsin 5 4 0     7 4 0
Purdue 3 5 1     3 7 1
Michigan State 2 6 1     4 6 1
Indiana 2 7 0     3 8 0
Northwestern 2 7 0     2 9 0
Minnesota 0 9 0     1 10 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.[2]

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.[3] Punter John Kidd received first-team All-Big Ten honors from both the Associated Press and the United Press International.[4][5]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 10No. 19 Washington*L 0–34
September 17at Syracuse*L 0–35
September 24at IndianaW 10–8
October 1Wisconsin
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
L 0–49
October 8at No. 15 IowaL 21–61
October 15at No. 13 MichiganL 0–35
October 22Minnesota
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
W 19–8
October 29at PurdueL 17–48
November 5Michigan State
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
L 3–9
November 12at No. 10 Ohio StateL 7–55
November 19No. 4 Illinois
L 24–56
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Personnel

  • QB Sandy Schwab,Soph.

References


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