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2002 Northwestern Wildcats football team

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.

2002 Northwestern Wildcats football
Northwestern Wildcats logo.svg
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
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 1 Ohio State $#+   8 0         14 0  
No. 8 Iowa %+   8 0         11 2  
No. 9 Michigan   6 2         10 3  
No. 16 Penn State   5 3         9 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 National Champion
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll[2]

Contents

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 AMPurdue 
  • 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
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

[3]

RosterEdit

2002 Northwestern Wildcats football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 14 Brett Basanez Fr
RB 32 Clifton Dawson Fr
T 76 Trai Essex So
RB 33 Noah Herron So
C 62 Austin King (C) Sr
T 60 Ikechuku Ndukwe So
T 73 Jeff Roehl Sr
WR 6 Jon Schweighardt Sr
G 63 Zach Strief Fr
G 64 Matt Ulrich So
QB 16 Alexander Webb Fr
RB 18 Jason Wright Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DE 7 Ray Bogenrief Jr
DT 94 Luis Castillo So
DT 97 Colby Clark So
DT 67 Barry Cofield Fr
CB 27 Raheem Covington Sr
LB 3 Pat Durr (C) Sr
DE 96 Greg Lutzen Fr
LB 44 Tim McGarigle Fr
LB 46 Eric VanderHorst Fr
CB 31 Marvin Ward So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 17 David Wasielewski Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   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

  1. ^ "Year-by-Year Results" (PDF). 2007. p. 150. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2019-03-16. Retrieved 2019-03-14.
  2. ^ "2002 NCAA Football Rankings - AP Top 25 Postseason (Jan. 5)". ESPN. Retrieved November 29, 2010.
  3. ^ "2002 Northwestern Football Archive". Archived from the original on 2013-01-30. Retrieved 2012-09-10.