|1989 Northwestern Wildcats football|
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1989 record||0–11 (0–8 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||Francis Peay (4th season)|
|Home stadium||Dyche Stadium|
|1989 Big Ten football standings|
|#7/8 Michigan †||8||–||0||–||0||10||–||2||–||0|
|#16/16 Michigan State||6||–||2||–||0||8||–||4||–||0|
|#24/NR Ohio State||6||–||2||–||0||8||–||4||–||0|
|† – Conference champion |
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll
The 1989 Northwestern Wildcats team represented Northwestern University during the 1989 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their fourth year under head coach Francis Peay, the Wildcats compiled a 0–11 record (0–8 against Big Ten Conference opponents) and finished in last place in the Big Ten Conference.
The team's offensive leaders were quarterback Tim O'Brien with 2,218 passing yards, junior running back Bob Christian with 1,291 rushing yards, and Richard Buchanan with 1,115 receiving yards. Buchanan received first-team All-Big Ten honors from the Associated Press, and Christian received second-team honors.
|September 9||at Duke*||L 31–41|
|September 16||Air Force*||L 31–48|
|September 23||Rutgers*||L 27–38|
|October 7||at Indiana||L 11–43|
|October 14||Minnesota||L 18–20|
|October 21||at Wisconsin||L 31–35|
|October 28||Iowa||L 22–35|
|November 4||Ohio State||L 27–52|
|November 11||at Purdue||L 15–46|
|November 18||at Michigan State||L 14–76|
|November 25||No. 11 Illinois||L 14–63|
- ↑ "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.
- ↑ "1989 Northwestern Wildcats Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/northwestern/1989-schedule.html. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
- ↑ "1989 Northwestern Wildcats Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/northwestern/1989.html. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
- ↑ "Indiana's Thompson heads All-Big Ten team". The Daily Reporter (AP story): p. 5. November 30, 1989. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1926&dat=19891129&id=l2UrAAAAIBAJ&sjid=_tkEAAAAIBAJ&pg=1360,7396547.
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