1979 Northwestern Wildcats football team
The 1979 Northwestern Wildcats team represented Northwestern University during the 1979 Big Ten Conference football season. In their second year under head coach Rick Venturi, the Wildcats compiled a 1–10 record (0–9 against Big Ten Conference opponents) and finished in last place in the Big Ten Conference.
|1979 Northwestern Wildcats football|
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1979 record||1–10 (0–9 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||Rick Venturi (2nd season)|
|Home stadium||Dyche Stadium|
|1979 Big Ten football standings|
|No. 4 Ohio State $||8||–||0||–||0||11||–||1||–||0|
|No. 10 Purdue||7||–||1||–||0||10||–||2||–||0|
|No. 18 Michigan||6||–||2||–||0||8||–||4||–||0|
|No. 19 Indiana||5||–||3||–||0||8||–||4||–||0|
Rankings from AP Poll
|September 8||at No. 7 Michigan||L 7–49|
|September 15||Wyoming*||W 27–22|
|September 22||Syracuse*||L 21–54|
|September 29||at Minnesota||L 8–38|
|October 6||at No. 8 Ohio State||L 7–16|
|October 13||Iowa||L 6–58|
|October 20||at Indiana||L 0–30|
|October 27||at No. 16 Purdue||L 16–20|
|November 3||Michigan State||L 7–42|
|November 10||at Wisconsin||L 3–28|
|November 17||Illinois||L 13–29|
|1979 Northwestern Wildcats football team roster|
Team players in the NFLEdit
- "Year-by-Year Results" (PDF). 2007. p. 148. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2019-03-16. Retrieved 2019-03-14.
- "1979 Northwestern Wildcats Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
- "1979 Northwestern Wildcats Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
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