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1958 Northwestern Wildcats football team

The 1958 Northwestern Wildcats team represented Northwestern University during the 1958 Big Ten Conference football season. In their third year under head coach Ara Parseghian, the Wildcats compiled a 5–4 record (3–4 against Big Ten Conference opponents), finished in seventh place in the Big Ten, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 199 to 148.[2]

1958 Northwestern Wildcats football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 17
1958 record5–4 (3–4 Big 10)
Head coachAra Parseghian (3rd season)
MVPRon Burton
CaptainJames Andreotti[1]
CaptainWillmer Fowler
Home stadiumDyche Stadium (Capacity: 55,000)
Seasons
← 1957
1959 →
1958 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 2 Iowa $ 5 1 0     8 1 1
No. 7 Wisconsin 5 1 1     7 1 1
No. 8 Ohio State 4 1 2     6 1 2
No. 13 Purdue 3 1 2     6 1 2
Indiana 3 2 1     5 3 1
Illinois 4 3 0     4 5 0
Northwestern 3 4 0     5 4 0
Michigan 1 5 1     2 6 1
Minnesota 1 6 0     1 8 0
Michigan State 0 5 1     3 5 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 27Washington State*W 29-2827,500
October 4Stanford*
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
W 28-025,132
October 11at MinnesotaW 7-356,061
October 18No. 19 MichiganNo. 17
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
W 55-2441,345[3]
October 25at No. 7 IowaNo. 8L 20-2659,275
November 1No. 5 Ohio StateNo. 11
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
W 21-051,102
November 8at No. 7 WisconsinNo. 4L 13-1762,964
November 15No. 8 PurdueNo. 13
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
L 6-2338,421
November 22at IllinoisNo. 20L 20-2732,390
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Year-by-Year Results" (PDF). 2007. p. 148. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2019-03-14. Retrieved 2019-03-14.
  2. ^ "Northwestern Yearly Results (1955-1959)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved August 7, 2015.
  3. ^ Tommy Devine (October 19, 1958). "Wildcats Murder M, 55-24". Detroit Free Press. p. 1E – via Newspapers.com.