College Football Team Details: Northwestern
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Northwestern FBS (AQ's) : Big Ten 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 0-0 Pat Fitzgerald @ NW 96-70 / Winning Percentage 57.83 RK 42 543-667-44 / Winning Percentage 45.06 Total Win Rk 80 Win % Rk 114 Total 66 Offense 30 Defense 32 ST 4 Offense 6 Defense 6 NA
* = Returning Quarterback

Schedule (2017)

Record 2017

Overall: W:10 L:3 T:0
Conf: W:10 L:3 T:0
Division: W:10 L:3 T:0

Game Date Home VS Away Score Game Stats
FBS (FBS Non AQ's) Sep-02 2017 Northwestern
 -VS- 
Nevada
WIN
31 - 20
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Northwestern 8-90 156 352 508 2 19 8
Nevada 6-65 142 199 341 2 14 5
BCS (FBS AQ's) Sep-09 2017 Duke
 -VS- 
Northwestern
LOSS
41 - 17
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Duke 8-55 233 305 538 2 22 15
Northwestern 3-26 22 169 191 3 10 1
FBS (FBS Non AQ's) Sep-16 2017 Northwestern
 -VS- 
Bowling Green
WIN
49 - 7
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Northwestern 4-23 303 375 678 2 11 8
Bowling Green 3-15 96 256 352 1 17 5
BYE WEEK!
Same Conference Sep-30 2017 Wisconsin
 -VS- 
Northwestern
LOSS
33 - 24
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Wisconsin 5-47 109 197 306 3 11 3
Northwestern 5-50 25 219 244 2 15 3
Same Conference Oct-07 2017 Northwestern
 -VS- 
Penn State
LOSS
7 - 31
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Northwestern 8-74 67 198 265 3 19 5
Penn State 3-30 95 286 381 0 18 8
Same Conference Oct-14 2017 Maryland
 -VS- 
Northwestern
WIN
21 - 37
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Maryland 2-30 85 255 340 0 17 6
Northwestern 7-90 238 293 531 2 21 10
Same Conference Oct-21 2017 Northwestern
 -VS- 
Iowa
WIN
17 - 10
Overtime
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Northwestern 5-40 147 192 339 0 16 4
Iowa 6-50 89 223 312 1 17 5
Same Conference Oct-28 2017 Northwestern
 -VS- 
Michigan State
WIN
39 - 31
Overtime
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Northwestern 1-9 64 368 432 1 15 7
Michigan State 9-84 95 445 540 2 17 8
Same Conference Nov-04 2017 Nebraska
 -VS- 
Northwestern
WIN
24 - 31
Overtime
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Nebraska 7-68 112 225 337 3 15 5
Northwestern 6-65 232 243 475 2 11 1
Same Conference Nov-11 2017 Northwestern
 -VS- 
Purdue
WIN
23 - 13
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Northwestern 4-40 94 296 390 0 22 9
Purdue 5-50 40 398 438 1 19 7
Same Conference Nov-18 2017 Northwestern
 -VS- 
Minnesota
WIN
39 - 0
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Northwestern 3-30 277 86 363 0 14 6
Minnesota 2-18 139 43 182 5 11 1
Same Conference Nov-25 2017 Illinois
 -VS- 
Northwestern
WIN
7 - 42
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Illinois 6-59 100 139 239 3 16 4
Northwestern 3-30 306 140 446 1 13 4
BCS (FBS AQ's) Dec-29 2017 Northwestern
 -VS- 
Kentucky
WIN
24 - 23
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Northwestern 7-70 333 109 442 0 18 6
Kentucky 5-65 65 273 338 2 10 1

Record 2017

Overall: W:10 L:3 T:0
Conf: W:10 L:3 T:0
Division: W:10 L:3 T:0

Totals

Penalties Rushing
Yards
Passing
Yards
Total
Yards
Turnovers 3rd Down
Attempts
3rd Down
Coversions
Northwestern 64 - 637 Yards 2264 3040 5304 18 204 72
Opponents 67 - 636 Yards 1400 3244 4644 25 204 73
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
13 5304 408

Offense Passing

Games Yards Avg. Passing Yards Per Game
13 3040 234

Offense Rushing

Games Yards Avg. Rushing Yards Per Game
13 2264 174

Offense Scoring

Games Total Points Avg. Points Per Game
13 380 29

Offense Turnovers

Games Turnovers Avg. Turnovers Per Game
13 18 1.38

Offense Third Down Conversion

Third Down Attempts Third Down Coversions Third Down Conversion Percentage
204 72 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
13 59 52 279 27 14 41 11 88% 69%

Defense Data   Back To Top


Defense Total Yards

Games Opponent Total Yards Opponent Avg. Yards Per Game
13 4644 357

Defense Passing

Games Opponent Total Passing Yards Opponent Avg. Passing Yards Per Game
13 3244 250

Defense Rushing

Games Opponent Total Rushing Yards Opponent Avg. Passing Yards Per Game
13 1400 108

Defense Scoring

Games Opponent Total Points Opponent Avg. Points Per Game
13 261 20

Defense Turnovers

Games Opponent Turnovers Opponent Avg. Turnovers Per Game
13 25 1.92

Defense Third Down Stops

Opponent Third Down Attempts Opponent Third Down Coversions Opponent Third Down Conversion Percentage
204 73 35.8%

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
13 41 30 159 11 12 23 7 73% 56%