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1991 Northwestern Wildcats football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1991 record3–8 (2–6 Big Ten)
Head coachFrancis Peay (6th season)
CaptainDarryl Ashmore[1]
CaptainDan Freveletti
CaptainDwight James
CaptainEd Sutter
Home stadiumDyche Stadium
Seasons
← 1990
1992 →
1991 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#6/6 Michigan 8 0 0     10 2 0
#10/10 Iowa 7 1 0     10 1 1
Ohio State 5 3 0     8 4 0
Indiana 5 3 0     7 4 1
Illinois 4 4 0     6 6 0
Purdue 3 5 0     4 7 0
Michigan State 3 5 0     3 8 0
Wisconsin 2 6 0     5 6 0
Northwestern 2 6 0     3 8 0
Minnesota 1 7 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1991 Northwestern Wildcats team represented Northwestern University during the 1991 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their sixth year under head coach Francis Peay, the Wildcats compiled a 3–8 record (2–6 against Big Ten Conference opponents) and finished in ninth place in the Big Ten Conference.[2]

The team's offensive leaders were quarterback Len Williams with 1,630 passing yards, Dennis Lundy with 568 rushing yards, and Mark Benson with 831 receiving yards.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 14Rice*L 7–36
September 21at Rutgers*L 18–22
September 28Wake Forest*
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
W 41–14
October 5Purdue
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
L 14–17
October 12at IndianaL 6–44
October 19at No. 18 Ohio StateL 3–34
October 26No. 17 Illinois
W 17–11
November 2at Michigan StateW 16–13
November 9at No. 4 MichiganL 14–59
November 16No. 9 Iowa
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
L 10–24
November 23at WisconsinL 14–32
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

RosterEdit

1991 Northwestern Wildcats football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
T 75 Ashmore, DarrylDarryl Ashmore
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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