College Football Team Details: Northwestern
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Northwestern FBS (AQ's) : Big Ten AQ/P5

Location
Evanston

Spirit Name
Wildcats

Mascot
Willie The Wildcat
Stadium:
Ryan Field/FBS Rank 69th
Capacity: 47,130
Surface: Grass

Offense Data | Defense Data

University Snapshot

Year Annual
Record
Coach Head Coach Record Overall Record Total Win Rank / Winning % Returning Letterman Returning
Starters
Attendance
2009 8-5 Pat Fitzgerald @ NW 27-23 / Winning Percentage 54.00 475-619-44 / Winning Percentage 43.67 Total Win Rk 84 Win % Rk 111 Total 48 Offense 24 Defense 23 S.T. 1 Offense 5 Defense 8 24,190 Decrease Rank 84
2010 7-6 Pat Fitzgerald @ NW 34-29 / Winning Percentage 53.97 482-625-44 / Winning Percentage 43.79 Total Win Rk 83 Win % Rk 111 Total 55 Offense 24 Defense28 S.T. 3 Offense 7 Defense 6 36,449 Increase Rank 68
2011 6-7 Pat Fitzgerald @ NW 40-36 / Winning Percentage 52.64 488-632-44 / Winning Percentage 43.81 Total Win Rk 82 Win % Rk 112 Total 56 Offense 26 Defense 28 S.T. 2 OffenseS 9* Defense 7 33,442 Decrease Rank 70
2012 10-3 Pat Fitzgerald @ NW 50-39 / Winning Percentage 56.18 498-635-44 / Winning Percentage 44.18 Total Win Rk 82 Win % Rk 113 Total 58 Offense 29 Defense 25 S.T.4 Offense 5 Defense 5 35,697 Increase Rank 65
2013 5-7 Pat Fitzgerald @ NW 55-46 / Winning Percentage 53.47 502-643-44 / Winning Percentage 44.07 Total Win Rk 84 Win % Rk 113 Total 54 Offense 27 Defense 23 S.T. 4 Offense 8* Defense 7 39,307 Increase Rank 63
2014 5-7 Pat Fitzgerald @ NW 60-53 / Winning Percentage 52.21 507-650-44 / Winning Percentage 44.05 Total Win Rk 86 Win % Rk 115 Total 55 Offense 31 Defense 22 S.T. 2 Offense 9 Defense 8 38,613 Decrease Rank 59
2015 10-3 Pat Fitzgerald @ NW 70-56 / Winning Percentage 55.12 RK 49 517-653-44 / Winning Percentage 44.40 Total Win Rk 83 Win % Rk 114 Total 62 Offense 29 Defense 28 S.T. 5 Offense 6 Defense 8 33,366 Decrease Rank 65
2016 7-6 Pat Fitzgerald @ NW 77-62 / Winning Percentage 55.40 RK 59 524-659-44 / Winning Percentage 44.50 Total Win Rk 83 Win % Rk 113 Total 57 Offense 29 Defense 24 S T 4 Offense 6* Defense 6 34,798 Increase Rank 64
2017 10-3 Pat Fitzgerald @ NW 87-65 / Winning Percentage 57.24 RK 55 534-662-44 / Winning Percentage 44.84 Total Win Rk 82 Win % Rk 114 Total 50 Offense 27 Defense 22 S T i Offense 8* Defense 8 35,853 Increase Rank 63
2018 9-5 Pat Fitzgerald @ NW 96-70 / Winning Percentage 57.83 RK 53 543-667-44 / Winning Percentage 45.06 Total Win Rk 80 Win % Rk 114 Total 61 Offense 33 Defense 26 ST 2 Offense 7* Defense 7 43,873 Increase Rank 46
2019 3-9 Pat Fitzgerald @ NW 99-79 / Winning Percentage 55.63 RK 49 546-676-44 / Winning Percentage 45.06 Total Win Rk 80 Win % Rk 114 Total 66 Offense 30 Defense 32 ST 4 Offense 6 Defense 6 NA
2020 5-0 Pat Fitzgerald
* = Returning Quarterback

Schedule (2020)

Record 2020

Overall: W:5 L:1 T:0
Conf: W:5 L:1 T:0
Division: W:5 L:1 T:0

Game Date Home VS Away Score Game Stats
Same Conference Oct-24 2020 Northwestern
 -VS- 
Maryland
WIN
43 - 3
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Northwestern 5-48 325 212 537 0 16 4
Maryland 6-60 64 143 207 4 11 4
Same Conference Oct-31 2020 Iowa
 -VS- 
Northwestern
WIN
20 - 21
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Iowa 3-20 77 216 293 3 17 6
Northwestern 6-45 143 130 273 3 19 10
Same Conference Nov-07 2020 Northwestern
 -VS- 
Nebraska
WIN
21 - 13
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Northwestern 8-64 148 169 317 2 16 7
Nebraska 9-55 224 218 442 2 16 4
Same Conference Nov-14 2020 Purdue
 -VS- 
Northwestern
WIN
20 - 27
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Purdue 6-24 2 263 265 1 17 4
Northwestern 7-59 80 212 292 1 18 7
Same Conference Nov-21 2020 Northwestern
 -VS- 
Wisconsin
WIN
17 - 7
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Northwestern 1-5 24 239 263 1 15 2
Wisconsin 8-69 136 230 366 5 16 3
Same Conference Nov-28 2020 Michigan State
 -VS- 
Northwestern
LOSS
29 - 20
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Michigan State 5-50 195 167 362 1 21 10
Northwestern 3-20 63 222 285 4 18 6
Same Conference Dec-05 2020 Minnesota
 -VS- 
Northwestern
N/A
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Minnesota
Northwestern
Same Conference Dec-12 2020 Northwestern
 -VS- 
Illinois
N/A
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Northwestern
Illinois
Unknown Dec-19 2020 Northwestern
 -VS- 
N/A
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Northwestern

Record 2020

Overall: W:5 L:1 T:0
Conf: W:5 L:1 T:0
Division: W:5 L:1 T:0

Totals

Penalties Rushing
Yards
Passing
Yards
Total
Yards
Turnovers 3rd Down
Attempts
3rd Down
Coversions
Northwestern 30 - 241 Yards 783 1184 1967 11 102 36
Opponents 37 - 278 Yards 698 1237 1935 16 98 31
KEY

Colored Dots Indicate that the game is outside of their division.

  • Other = Same Conference
  • BCS = Non Conf. BCS
  • FBS = Non Conf. FBS
  • FCS = non Conf. FCS
  • FCS Non AQ = Other

Offense Data   Back To Top


Offense Total Yards

Games Yards Avg. Yards Per Game
6 1967 328

Offense Passing

Games Yards Avg. Passing Yards Per Game
6 1184 197

Offense Rushing

Games Yards Avg. Rushing Yards Per Game
6 783 131

Offense Scoring

Games Total Points Avg. Points Per Game
6 149 25

Offense Turnovers

Games Turnovers Avg. Turnovers Per Game
6 11 1.83

Offense Third Down Conversion

Third Down Attempts Third Down Coversions Third Down Conversion Percentage
102 36 35.3%

Offense Red Zone

Games RZ Drives RZ Scores RZ Points RZ Rushing TD RZ Passing TD RZ TD Total RZ Field Goals RZ Scoring Percentage RZ TD Percentage
6 16 14 75 5 6 11 3 88% 69%

Defense Data   Back To Top


Defense Total Yards

Games Opponent Total Yards Opponent Avg. Yards Per Game
6 1935 323

Defense Passing

Games Opponent Total Passing Yards Opponent Avg. Passing Yards Per Game
6 1237 206

Defense Rushing

Games Opponent Total Rushing Yards Opponent Avg. Passing Yards Per Game
6 698 116

Defense Scoring

Games Opponent Total Points Opponent Avg. Points Per Game
6 92 15

Defense Turnovers

Games Opponent Turnovers Opponent Avg. Turnovers Per Game
6 16 2.67

Defense Third Down Stops

Opponent Third Down Attempts Opponent Third Down Coversions Opponent Third Down Conversion Percentage
98 31 31.6%

Defense Red Zone

Games Opponent RZ Drives Opponent RZ Scores Opponent RZ Points Opponent RZ Rushing_TD Opponent RZ Passing_TD Opponent RZ Zone TD Opponent RZ Field Goals Opponent RZ Scoring Percentage Opponent RZ TD Percentage
6 14 10 42 2 2 4 6 71% 29%