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1990 Northwestern Wildcats football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1990 record2–9 (1–7 Big Ten)
Head coachFrancis Peay (5th season)
CaptainBob Christian[1]
Home stadiumDyche Stadium
Seasons
← 1989
1991 →
1990 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7/8 Michigan § 6 2 0     9 3 0
#16/14 Michigan State § 6 2 0     8 3 1
#25/24 Illinois § 6 2 0     8 4 0
#18/16 Iowa § 6 2 0     8 4 0
Ohio State 5 2 1     7 4 1
Minnesota 5 3 0     6 5 0
Indiana 3 4 1     6 5 1
Northwestern 1 7 0     2 9 0
Purdue 1 7 0     2 9 0
Wisconsin 0 8 0     1 10 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1990 Northwestern Wildcats team represented Northwestern University during the 1990 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their fifth year under head coach Francis Peay, the Wildcats compiled a 2–9 record (1–7 against Big Ten Conference opponents) and finished in last place in the Big Ten Conference.[2]

The team's offensive leaders were quarterback Len Williams with 1,700 passing yards, Bob Christian with 939 rushing yards, and Richard Buchanan with 834 receiving yards.[3] Three Northwestern players received All-Big Ten honors in 1990: (1) wide receiver Richard Buchanan (AP-1); (2) defensive lineman Mel Agee (AP-1); and (3) defensive lineman Don Davey (AP-1).[4]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 8Duke*L 24–27
September 22at Rice*L 14–31
September 29Northern Illinois*
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
W 24–7
October 6Indiana
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
L 0–42
October 13at MinnesotaL 25–35
October 20Wisconsin
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
W 44–34
October 27at No. 15 IowaL 14–56
November 3at Ohio StateL 7–48
November 10Purdue
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
L 13–33
November 17No. 23 Michigan State
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
L 22–29
November 24at No. 22 IllinoisL 23–28
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

RosterEdit

1990 Northwestern Wildcats football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 1 Buchanan, RichardRichard Buchanan
RB 34 Christian, BobBob Christian (C)
WR 83 Gissendaner, LeeLee Gissendaner
QB 12 Williams, LenLen Williams Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 60 Homco, ThomasThomas Homco
LB 54 Sutter, EdEd Sutter
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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