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1986 Northwestern Wildcats football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1986 record4–7 (2–6 Big Ten)
Head coachFrancis Peay (1st season)
CaptainBy Game[1]
Home stadiumDyche Stadium
Seasons
← 1985
1987 →
1986 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8/7 Michigan § 7 1 0     11 2 0
#7/6 Ohio State § 7 1 0     10 3 0
#16/15 Iowa 5 3 0     9 3 0
Minnesota 5 3 0     6 6 0
Michigan State 4 4 0     6 5 0
Indiana 3 5 0     6 6 0
Illinois 3 5 0     4 7 0
Northwestern 2 6 0     4 7 0
Purdue 2 6 0     3 8 0
Wisconsin 2 6 0     3 9 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1986 Northwestern Wildcats team represented Northwestern University during the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their first year under head coach Francis Peay, the Wildcats compiled a 4–7 record (2–6 against Big Ten Conference opponents) and finished in eighth place in the Big Ten Conference.[2]

The team's offensive leaders were quarterback Mike Greenfield with 1,653 passing yards, Stanley Davenport with 703 rushing yards, and Curtis Duncan with 437 receiving yards.[3] Kicker John Duvic was selected as a first-team All-Big Ten player by the Associated Press,[4] while tight end Rich Borresen received first-team All-Big Ten honors from the UPI.[5]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 6Duke*L 6–17
September 20Army*
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
W 25–18
September 27at Princeton*W 37–0
October 4Indiana
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
L 7–24
October 11at MinnesotaL 23–44
October 18Wisconsin
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
L 27–35
October 25at No. 11 IowaL 20–27
November 1Purdue
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
L 16–17
November 8at No. 11 Ohio StateL 9–30
November 15Michigan State
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
W 24–21
November 22at IllinoisW 23–18
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

PersonnelEdit

  • Stanley Davenport, Jr.
  • QB Mike Greenfield, Jr.

ReferencesEdit


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