2004 Northwestern Wildcats football team

The 2004 Northwestern Wildcats football team represented Northwestern University during the 2004 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. Despite finishing the season bowl eligible and fourth in the conference standings, the team was not invited to a bowl game.

2004 Northwestern Wildcats football
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ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Record6–6 (5–3 Big Ten)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorMike Dunbar (3rd season)
Defensive coordinatorGreg Colby (3rd season)
Captains
  • John Pickens[1]
  • Luis Castillo
  • Noah Herron
  • Matt Ulrich
Home stadiumRyan Field (Capacity: 47,130)
Seasons
← 2003
2005 →
2004 Big Ten Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 14 Michigan $+   7 1     9 3  
No. 8 Iowa +   7 1     10 2  
No. 17 Wisconsin   6 2     9 3  
Northwestern   5 3     6 6  
No. 20 Ohio State   4 4     8 4  
Purdue   4 4     7 5  
Michigan State   4 4     5 7  
Minnesota   3 5     7 5  
Penn State   2 6     4 7  
Illinois   1 7     3 8  
Indiana   1 7     3 8  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 28:30 pmat TCU*ESPN2L 45–48 OT26,843
September 1111:00 amArizona State*ESPN2L 21–3021,939
September 181:00 pmKansas*
  • Ryan Field
  • Evanston, IL
W 20–1724,817
September 2511:00 amat No. 19 MinnesotaESPN2L 17–4344,657
October 28:00 pmNo. 7 Ohio State
  • Ryan Field
  • Evanston, IL
ESPN2W 33–27 OT47,130
October 911:00 amIndiana
  • Ryan Field
  • Evanston, IL
ESPN+W 31–24 2OT22,688
October 2311:00 amat No. 6 WisconsinESPNL 12–2482,468
October 3011:00 amNo. 21 Purdue 
  • Ryan Field
  • Evanston, IL
ESPNW 13–1030,312
November 611:00 amat Penn StateESPN+W 14–7100,353
November 1311:00 amat No. 7 MichiganABCL 20–42111,347
November 2011:00 amIllinois
ESPN+W 28–21 OT23,563
November 2711:00 pmat Hawaii*FSNL 41–4933,846

RosterEdit

2004 Northwestern Wildcats football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 14 Brett Basanez Jr
OL 76 Trai Essex Sr
RB 33 Noah Herron Sr
OL 60 Ikechuku Ndukwe Sr
OL 63 Zach Strief Jr
OL 64 Matt Ulrich Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DT 94 Luis Castillo Sr
DT 67 Barry Cofield Jr
S 20 Marquice Cole So
LB 41 Tim McGarigle Jr
LB 38 Nick Roach So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Game summariesEdit

Ohio StateEdit

1 234OTTotal
No. 7 Ohio State 3 77100 27
Northwestern 3 10776 33

PurdueEdit

1 234Total
No. 21 Purdue 10 000 10
Northwestern 7 006 13

[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Year-by-Year Results" (PDF). 2007. p. 150. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2019-03-16. Retrieved 2019-03-14.
  2. ^ "Herron Saves Northwestern with Last-Minute TD". ESPN. October 30, 2004. Retrieved October 20, 2014.

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