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1989 Northwestern Wildcats football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1989 record0–11 (0–8 Big Ten)
Head coachFrancis Peay (4th season)
CaptainBob Griswold[1]
CaptainRandy McClellan
CaptainTim O'Brien
CaptainDerrill Vest
Home stadiumDyche Stadium
Seasons
← 1988
1990 →
1989 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7/8 Michigan 8 0 0     10 2 0
#10/10 Illinois 7 1 0     10 2 0
#16/16 Michigan State 6 2 0     8 4 0
#24/NR Ohio State 6 2 0     8 4 0
Minnesota 4 4 0     6 5 0
Indiana 3 5 0     5 6 0
Iowa 3 5 0     5 6 0
Purdue 2 6 0     3 8 0
Wisconsin 1 7 0     2 9 0
Northwestern 0 8 0     0 11 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.[2]

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.[3] Buchanan received first-team All-Big Ten honors from the Associated Press, and Christian received second-team honors.[4]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 9at Duke*L 31–41
September 16Air Force*L 31–48
September 23Rutgers*
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
L 27–38
October 7at IndianaL 11–43
October 14Minnesota
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
L 18–20
October 21at WisconsinL 31–35
October 28Iowa
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
L 22–35
November 4Ohio State
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
L 27–52
November 11at PurdueL 15–46
November 18at Michigan StateL 14–76
November 25No. 11 Illinois
L 14–63
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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