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 55.12 RK 60 524-659-44 / 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 47 534-662-44 / 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 0-0 Pat Fitzgerald @ NW 87-65 / Winning Percentage 57.24 RK 47 534-662-44 / Winning Percentage 44.84 Total Win Rk 82 Win % Rk 114 Total 61 Offense 33 Defense 26 ST 2 Offense 7* Defense 7 NA
* = Returning Quarterback

Schedule (2018)

Record 2018

Overall: W:8 L:5 T:0
Conf: W:8 L:5 T:0
Division: W:8 L:5 T:0

Game Date Home VS Away Score Game Stats
Same Conference Aug-30 2018 Purdue
 -VS- 
Northwestern
WIN
27 - 31
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Purdue 9-95 202 270 472 3 15 8
Northwestern 6-56 166 235 401 0 17 6
BCS (FBS AQ's) Sep-08 2018 Northwestern
 -VS- 
Duke
LOSS
7 - 21
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Northwestern 2-20 99 282 381 2 20 9
Duke 4-42 97 204 301 0 15 4
FBS (FBS Non AQ's) Sep-15 2018 Northwestern
 -VS- 
Akron
LOSS
34 - 39
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Northwestern 3-35 86 405 491 3 18 6
Akron 15-140 90 277 367 1 16 4
BYE WEEK!
Same Conference Sep-29 2018 Northwestern
 -VS- 
Michigan
LOSS
17 - 20
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Northwestern 2-25 28 174 202 0 13 5
Michigan 11-100 180 196 376 0 16 7
Same Conference Oct-06 2018 Michigan State
 -VS- 
Northwestern
WIN
19 - 29
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Michigan State 5-49 96 329 425 1 15 4
Northwestern 3-35 8 373 381 2 14 5
Same Conference Oct-13 2018 Northwestern
 -VS- 
Nebraska
WIN
34 - 31
Overtime
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Northwestern 1-5 32 455 487 2 18 8
Nebraska 9-89 231 251 482 3 16 8
Same Conference Oct-20 2018 Rutgers
 -VS- 
Northwestern
WIN
15 - 18
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Rutgers 7-60 107 81 188 0 14 2
Northwestern 6-49 128 150 278 1 18 7
Same Conference Oct-27 2018 Northwestern
 -VS- 
Wisconsin
WIN
31 - 17
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Northwestern 3-20 182 167 349 3 17 8
Wisconsin 5-54 165 158 323 3 12 4
BCS (FBS AQ's) Nov-03 2018 Northwestern
 -VS- 
Notre Dame
LOSS
21 - 31
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Northwestern 0-0 108 141 249 0 15 5
Notre Dame 8-58 121 343 464 1 14 5
Same Conference Nov-10 2018 Iowa
 -VS- 
Northwestern
WIN
10 - 14
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Iowa 3-35 64 269 333 2 13 3
Northwestern 5-40 184 122 306 2 19 7
Same Conference Nov-17 2018 Minnesota
 -VS- 
Northwestern
WIN
14 - 24
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Minnesota 3-34 109 197 306 3 12 5
Northwestern 2-20 95 230 325 0 13 4
Same Conference Nov-24 2018 Northwestern
 -VS- 
Illinois
WIN
24 - 16
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Northwestern 1-15 261 110 371 0 13 8
Illinois 7-66 154 281 435 1 15 7
Same Conference Dec-01 2018 Ohio State
 -VS- 
Northwestern
LOSS
45 - 24
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Ohio State 9-90 108 499 607 2 18 10
Northwestern 3-15 151 267 418 3 15 5
BCS (FBS AQ's) Dec-31 2018 Utah
 -VS- 
Northwestern
N/A
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Utah
Northwestern

Record 2018

Overall: W:8 L:5 T:0
Conf: W:8 L:5 T:0
Division: W:8 L:5 T:0

Totals

Penalties Rushing
Yards
Passing
Yards
Total
Yards
Turnovers 3rd Down
Attempts
3rd Down
Coversions
Northwestern 37 - 335 Yards 1528 3111 4639 18 210 83
Opponents 95 - 912 Yards 1724 3355 5079 20 191 71
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 4639 357

Offense Passing

Games Yards Avg. Passing Yards Per Game
13 3111 239

Offense Rushing

Games Yards Avg. Rushing Yards Per Game
13 1528 118

Offense Scoring

Games Total Points Avg. Points Per Game
13 308 24

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
210 83 39.5%

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 18 13 72 10 1 11 2 72% 61%

Defense Data   Back To Top


Defense Total Yards

Games Opponent Total Yards Opponent Avg. Yards Per Game
13 5079 391

Defense Passing

Games Opponent Total Passing Yards Opponent Avg. Passing Yards Per Game
13 3355 258

Defense Rushing

Games Opponent Total Rushing Yards Opponent Avg. Passing Yards Per Game
13 1724 133

Defense Scoring

Games Opponent Total Points Opponent Avg. Points Per Game
13 305 23

Defense Turnovers

Games Opponent Turnovers Opponent Avg. Turnovers Per Game
13 20 1.54

Defense Third Down Stops

Opponent Third Down Attempts Opponent Third Down Coversions Opponent Third Down Conversion Percentage
191 71 37.2%

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 14 13 57 3 3 6 7 93% 43%