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1997 Northwestern Wildcats football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1997 record5–7 (3–5 Big Ten)
Head coachGary Barnett (6th season)
CaptainEric Collier[1]
CaptainBarry Gardner
CaptainNate Strikwerda
Home stadiumRyan Field (Capacity: 47,130)
Seasons
← 1996
1998 →
1997 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#1/2 Michigan   8 0         12 0  
#12/12 Ohio State   6 2         10 3  
#16/17 Penn State   6 2         9 3  
#15/15 Purdue   6 2         9 3  
Wisconsin   5 3         8 5  
Iowa   4 4         7 5  
Michigan State   4 4         7 5  
Northwestern   3 5         5 7  
Minnesota   1 7         3 9  
Indiana   1 7         2 9  
Illinois   0 8         0 11  
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1997 Northwestern Wildcats football team represented Northwestern University during the 1997 Big Ten Conference football season. They played their home games at Ryan Field and participated as members of the Big Ten Conference. They were coached by Gary Barnett.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 2311:00 AMOklahoma*ABCW 24–036,804
September 62:30 PMat Wake Forest*No. 24ABCL 20–2724,320
September 131:00 PMDuke*W 24–2036,225
September 2011:30 AMRice*
  • Ryan Field
  • Evanston, Illinois
SCCL 34–4032,762
September 2711:30 AMat PurdueESPNL 9–2142,112
October 46:00 PMWisconsin
  • Ryan Field
  • Evanston, Illinois
ESPNL 25–2647,129
October 1111:30 AMat No. 6 MichiganESPNL 6–23106,048
October 182:30 PMNo. 11 Michigan Statedagger
  • Ryan Field
  • Evanston, Illinois
ABCW 19–1747,129
October 252:30 PMat No. 9 Ohio StateABCL 6–4992,445
November 111:30 AMNo. 2 Penn State
  • Ryan Field
  • Evanston, Illinois
ESPNL 27–347,129
November 811:00 AMat IllinoisESPN+W 34–2141,195
November 1511:30 AMNo. 22 Iowa
  • Ryan Field
  • Evanston, Illinois
ESPN2W 15–1440,838
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time
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