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1992 Northwestern Wildcats football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1992 record3–8 (3–5 Big Ten)
Head coachGary Barnett (1st season)
CaptainFrank Boudreaux[1]
CaptainDavid Cross
Home stadiumDyche Stadium
Seasons
← 1991
1993 →
1992 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5/5 Michigan 6 0 2     9 0 3
#18/18 Ohio State 5 2 1     8 3 1
Michigan State 5 3 0     5 6 0
Illinois 4 3 1     6 5 1
Iowa 4 4 0     5 7 0
Indiana 3 5 0     5 6 0
Wisconsin 3 5 0     5 6 0
Purdue 3 5 0     4 7 0
Northwestern 3 5 0     3 8 0
Minnesota 2 6 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1992 Northwestern Wildcats team represented Northwestern University during the 1992 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their first year under head coach Gary Barnett, the Wildcats compiled a 3–8 record (3–5 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 2,110 passing yards, Dennis Lundy with 688 rushing yards, and Lee Gissendaner with 846 receiving yards.[3] Gissendaner was also selected by the Associated Press as a first-team wide receiver on the 1992 All-Big Ten Conference football team.[4][5]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 5No. 3 Notre Dame*L 7–42
September 12at Boston College*L 0–49
September 19at No. 18 Stanford*L 24–35
October 3at PurdueW 28–14
October 10IndianaL 3–28
October 17at Ohio StateL 7–31
October 24at IllinoisW 27–26
October 31Michigan State
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
L 26–27
November 7No. 4 Michigan
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
L 7–40
November 14at IowaL 14–56
November 21Wisconsin
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
W 27–25
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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