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2002 Northwestern Wildcats football
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ConferenceBig Ten Conference
2002 record3–9 (1–7 Big Ten)
Head coachRandy Walker (4th season)
Offensive coordinatorMike Dunbar (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorGreg Colby (1st season)
CaptainPat Durr[1]
CaptainAustin King
Home stadiumRyan Field (Capacity: 47,130)
Seasons
← 2001
2003 →
2002 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#1/1 Ohio State §   8 0         14 0  
#8/8 Iowa §   8 0         11 2  
#9/9 Michigan   6 2         10 3  
#16/15 Penn State   0* 3         0* 4  
Purdue   4 4         7 6  
Illinois   4 4         5 7  
Minnesota   3 5         8 5  
Wisconsin   2 6         8 6  
Michigan State   2 6         4 8  
Northwestern   1 7         3 9  
Indiana   1 7         3 9  
† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
§ – Conference co-champions

The 2002 Northwestern Wildcats football team represented Northwestern University during the 2002 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

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 3111:00 AMat Air Force*ABCL 3–5245,114
September 712:00 PMTCU*ESPNGPL 24–4821,442
September 1412:00 PMDuke*
  • Ryan Field
  • Evanston, IL
W 26–2122,910
September 2111:00 AMat Navy*HDNetW 49–4027,012
September 2812:00 PMat Michigan StateL 24–3974,215
October 56:00 PMNo. 5 Ohio State
  • Ryan Field
  • Evanston, IL
ESPN2L 16–2743,489
October 107:00 PMat MinnesotaL 42–4537,729
October 1911:00 AMat No. 20 Penn StateESPN2L 0–49108,853
October 2611:00 AMPurduedagger
  • Ryan Field
  • Evanston, IL
ESPN+L 13–4230,158
November 211:00 AMIndiana
  • Ryan Field
  • Evanston, IL
ESPN+W 41–3725,077
November 911:00 AMat No. 6 IowaESPN2L 10–6268,728
November 2311:00 AMIllinois
ESPN+L 24–3125,134
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time
[4]

RosterEdit

2002 Northwestern Wildcats football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 14 Basanez, BrettBrett Basanez Fr
RB 32 Dawson, CliftonClifton Dawson Fr
T 76 Essex, TraiTrai Essex So
RB 33 Herron, NoahNoah Herron So
C 62 King, AustinAustin King (C) Sr
T 60 Ndukwe, IkechukuIkechuku Ndukwe So
T 73 Roehl, JeffJeff Roehl Sr
WR 6 Schweighardt, JonJon Schweighardt Sr
G 63 Strief, ZachZach Strief Fr
G 64 Ulrich, MattMatt Ulrich So
QB 16 Webb, AlexanderAlexander Webb Fr
RB 18 Wright, JasonJason Wright Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DE 7 Bogenrief, RayRay Bogenrief Jr
DT 94 Castillo, LuisLuis Castillo So
DT 97 Clark, ColbyColby Clark So
DT 67 Cofield, BarryBarry Cofield Fr
CB 27 Covington, RaheemRaheem Covington Sr
LB 3 Durr, PatPat Durr (C) Sr
DE 96 Lutzen, GregGreg Lutzen Fr
LB 44 McGarigle, TimTim McGarigle Fr
LB 46 VanderHorst, EricEric VanderHorst Fr
CB 31 Ward, MarvinMarvin Ward So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 17 Wasielewski, DavidDavid Wasielewski Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster
Last update: 2002-10-16

Team players in the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Austin King Center 4 133 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

ReferencesEdit

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