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1994 Northwestern Wildcats football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1994 record3–7–1 (2–6 Big Ten)
Head coachGary Barnett (3rd season)
CaptainHugh Williams[1]
CaptainBill Koziel
CaptainMichael Senters
CaptainKorey Singleton
Home stadiumDyche Stadium
Seasons
← 1993
1995 →
1994 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2/2 Penn State 8 0 0     12 0 0
#14/9 Ohio State 6 2 0     9 4 0
Wisconsin 5 2 1     8 3 1
#12/12 Michigan 5 3 0     8 4 0
Illinois 4 4 0     7 5 0
Indiana 4 4 0     7 4 0
Iowa 3 4 1     5 5 1
Purdue 3 3 2     5 4 2
Northwestern 3 5 0     4 6 1
Minnesota 1 7 0     3 8 0
Michigan State 0 8 0     0 11 0
† – Conference champion

The 1994 Northwestern Wildcats team represented Northwestern University during the 1994 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their third year under head coach Gary Barnett, the Wildcats compiled a 3–7–1 record (2–6 against Big Ten Conference opponents) and finished in eighth place in the Big Ten Conference.[2]

The team's offensive leaders were quarterback Steve Schnur with 899 passing yards, Dennis Lundy with 1,189 rushing yards, and Mike Senters with 385 receiving yards.[3] Paul Burton was selected by the Associated Press as the first-team punter on the 1994 All-Big Ten Conference football team.

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 3No. 3 Notre Dame*L 15–42
September 10No. 24 Stanford*T 41–41
September 17at Air Force*W 14–10
October 1No. 20 Ohio State
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
L 15–17
October 8No. 24 Wisconsin
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
L 14–46
October 15at MinnesotaW 37–31
October 22at IndianaW 20–7
October 29Illinois
L 7–28
November 5Michigan State
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
L 17–35
November 12at IowaL 13–49
November 19at No. 2 Penn StateL 17–45
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Roster

1994 Northwestern Wildcats football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 24 Autry, DarnellDarnell Autry So
QB 12 Bates, D'WayneD'Wayne Bates Fr
QB 6 Hughes, TimTim Hughes So
T 74 Janus, PaulPaul Janus So
RB 34 Lundy, DennisDennis Lundy
G 70 O'Dwyer, MattMatt O'Dwyer
QB 10 Schnur, SteveSteve Schnur So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DE 36 Dailey, CaseyCasey Dailey So
LB 51 Fitzgerald, PatPat Fitzgerald So
CB 16 Martin, ChrisChris Martin Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 13 Gowins, BrianBrian Gowins Fr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

Team players in the NFL

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Matt O'Dwyer Guard 2 33 New York Jets
Michael Senters Wide Receiver 5 135 Carolina Panthers

References


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