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2001 Northwestern Wildcats football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
2001 record4–7 (2–6 Big Ten)
Head coachRandy Walker (3rd season)
CaptainNapoleon Harris[1]
CaptainZak Kustok
Home stadiumRyan Field (Capacity: 47,130)
Seasons
← 2000
2002 →
2001 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#12/12 Illinois   7 1         10 2  
#20/20 Michigan   6 2         8 4  
Ohio State   5 3         7 5  
Iowa   4 4         7 5  
Purdue   4 4         6 6  
Indiana   4 4         5 6  
Penn State   0* 4         0* 6  
Michigan State   3 5         7 5  
Wisconsin   3 5         5 7  
Minnesota   2 6         4 7  
Northwestern   2 6         4 7  
† – BCS representative as champion

The 2001 Northwestern Wildcats football team represented Northwestern University during the 2001 NCAA Division I-A football season. They played their home games at Ryan Field and participated as members of the Big Ten Conference. They were coached by Randy Walker.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 77:00 PMat UNLV*No. 16ESPN2W 37–2826,721
September 225:00 PMat Duke*No. 16W 44–718,427
September 292:30 PMNo. 23 Michigan StateNo. 16ABCW 27–2640,103
October 66:45 PMat Ohio StateNo. 14ESPNL 20–38104,042
October 1311:00 AMMinnesota
  • Ryan Field
  • Evanston, IL
ESPN+W 23–1731,097
October 202:30 PMPenn StateNo. 20
  • Ryan Field
  • Evanston, IL
ABCL 35–3842,512
October 2711:00 AMat No. 24 PurdueESPN2L 27–3267,181
November 312:00 PMat IndianaL 21–5626,213
November 1011:00 AMIowa
  • Ryan Field
  • Evanston, IL
ESPN+L 16–5936,458
November 1711:00 AMBowling Green*
  • Ryan Field
  • Evanston, IL
L 42–4323,545
November 2212:00 PMat No. 10 IllinoisESPN2L 28–3445,755
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time
[2]

RosterEdit

2001 Northwestern Wildcats football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 20 Anderson, DamienDamien Anderson Sr
C 62 King, AustinAustin King Jr
T 73 Roehl, JeffJeff Roehl Jr
QB 10 Kustok, ZakZak Kustok (C) Sr
OL 56 Souza, MikeMike Souza Sr
WR 32 Simmons, SamSam Simmons Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 2 Bentley, KevinKevin Bentley Sr
DE 7 Bogenrief, RayRay Bogenrief So
DT 94 Castillo, LuisLuis Castillo Fr
DT 98 Chapman, PetePete Chapman Jr
DT 97 Clark, ColbyColby Clark Fr
CB 27 Covington, RaheemRaheem Covington Jr
LB 3 Durr, PatPat Durr Jr
LB 8 Harris, NapoleonNapoleon Harris (C) Sr
DE 96 Lutzen, GregGreg Lutzen Fr
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

Roster
Last update: 2002-02-08

Team players in the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Napoleon Harris Linebacker 1 23 Oakland Raiders
Kevin Bentley Linebacker 4 101 Cleveland Browns
Sam Simmons Wide Receiver 5 170 Miami Dolphins

ReferencesEdit

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