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1984 Northwestern Wildcats football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1984 record2–9 (2–7 Big Ten)
Head coachDennis Green (4th season)
CaptainJim Bobbitt[1]
CaptainPhil Leonard
Home stadiumDyche Stadium
Seasons
← 1983
1985 →
1984 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#13/12 Ohio State 7 2 0     9 3 0
Illinois 6 3 0     7 4 0
Purdue 6 3 0     7 5 0
#16/15 Iowa 5 3 1     8 4 1
Wisconsin 5 3 1     7 4 1
Michigan 5 4 0     6 6 0
Michigan State 5 4 0     6 6 0
Minnesota 3 6 0     4 7 0
Northwestern 2 7 0     2 9 0
Indiana 0 9 0     0 11 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1984 Northwestern Wildcats team represented Northwestern University during the 1984 Big Ten Conference football season. In their fourth year under head coach Dennis Green, the Wildcats compiled a 2–9 record (2–7 against Big Ten Conference opponents) and finished in ninth place in the Big Ten Conference.[2]

The team's offensive leaders were quarterback Sandy Schwab with 845 passing yards, Casey Cummings with 386 rushing yards, and Tony Coates with 311 receiving yards.[3] Defensive lineman Keith Cruise received first-team All-Big Ten honors from both the Associated Press and the United Press International.[4][5]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 1at IllinoisL 16–24
September 8at No. 19 Washington*L 0–26
September 15Syracuse*L 12–13
September 22Indiana
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
W 40–37
September 29at WisconsinL 16–31
October 6Iowa
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
L 3–31
October 13at MichiganL 0–31
October 20at MinnesotaW 31–28
October 27Purdue
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
L 7–49
November 3at Michigan StateL 10–27
November 10No. 13 Ohio State
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
L 3–52
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

RosterEdit

1984 Northwestern Wildcats football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
TE 88 Borresen, RichRich Borresen Jr
WR 82 Duncan, CurtisCurtis Duncan So
QB Schwab, SandySandy Schwab Jr
WR 6 Tasker, SteveSteve Tasker Jr
QB 11 Wall, MikeMike Wall Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DT 54 Flaherty, TomTom Flaherty Jr
DT 53 Karras, TedTed Karras So
LB 26 Moyer, AlexAlex Moyer Sr
LB 57 Witteck, MikeMike Witteck 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

ReferencesEdit


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