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 84 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 81 Win % Rk 113 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 55.62 RK 54 546-676-44 / Winning Percentage 44.87 Total Win Rk 82 Win % Rk 114 Total 66 Offense 30 Defense 32 ST 4 Offense 6 Defense 6 37,763 Decrease Rank 58
2020 7-2 Pat Fitzgerald @ NW 106-81 / Winning Percentage 56.68 RK 47 553-678-44 / Winning Percentage 45.10 Total Win Rk 81 & Winning Percentage Rank 113 Total 73 Offense 36 Defense 33 ST 4 Offense 10* Defense 9 Covid-19 / 0 Rank 99
2021 0-0 Pat Fitzgerald @ NW 106-81 / Winning Percentage 56.68 RK 47 553-678-44 / Winning Percentage 45.10 Total Win Rk 81 Win % Rk 113 Total 56 Offense 24 Defense 28 ST 4 Offense 4 Defense 4 TBD
* = Returning Quarterback

Schedule (2021)

Record 2021

Overall: W:2 L:3 T:0
Conf: W:2 L:3 T:0
Division: W:2 L:3 T:0

Game Date Home VS Away Score Game Stats
Same Conference Sep-03 2021 Northwestern
 -VS- 
Michigan State
LOSS
21 - 38
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Northwestern 6-48 117 283 400 0 20 8
Michigan State 5-50 326 185 511 1 10 4
FCS (FCS AQ's) Sep-11 2021 Northwestern
 -VS- 
Indiana State
WIN
24 - 6
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Northwestern 5-55 209 66 275 2 13 5
Indiana State 2-15 31 138 169 1 15 4
BCS (FBS AQ's) Sep-18 2021 Duke
 -VS- 
Northwestern
LOSS
30 - 23
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Duke 10-104 212 350 562 3 22 11
Northwestern 5-40 158 260 418 5 13 5
FBS (FBS Non AQ's) Sep-25 2021 Northwestern
 -VS- 
Ohio
WIN
35 - 6
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Northwestern 4-33 373 88 461 1 15 8
Ohio 10-66 179 169 348 3 13 3
Same Conference Oct-02 2021 Nebraska
 -VS- 
Northwestern
LOSS
56 - 7
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Nebraska 4-19 427 230 657 0 9 5
Northwestern 6-53 37 256 293 1 14 6
BYE WEEK!
Same Conference Oct-16 2021 Northwestern
 -VS- 
Rutgers
N/A
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Northwestern
Rutgers
Same Conference Oct-23 2021 Michigan
 -VS- 
Northwestern
N/A
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Michigan
Northwestern
Same Conference Oct-30 2021 Northwestern
 -VS- 
Minnesota
N/A
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Northwestern
Minnesota
Same Conference Nov-06 2021 Northwestern
 -VS- 
Iowa
N/A
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Northwestern
Iowa
Same Conference Nov-13 2021 Wisconsin
 -VS- 
Northwestern
N/A
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Wisconsin
Northwestern
Same Conference Nov-20 2021 Northwestern
 -VS- 
Purdue
N/A
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Northwestern
Purdue
Same Conference Nov-27 2021 Illinois
 -VS- 
Northwestern
N/A
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Illinois
Northwestern

Record 2021

Overall: W:2 L:3 T:0
Conf: W:2 L:3 T:0
Division: W:2 L:3 T:0

Totals

Penalties Rushing
Yards
Passing
Yards
Total
Yards
Turnovers 3rd Down
Attempts
3rd Down
Coversions
Northwestern 26 - 229 Yards 894 953 1847 9 75 32
Opponents 31 - 254 Yards 1175 1072 2247 8 69 27
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
5 1847 369

Offense Passing

Games Yards Avg. Passing Yards Per Game
5 953 191

Offense Rushing

Games Yards Avg. Rushing Yards Per Game
5 894 179

Offense Scoring

Games Total Points Avg. Points Per Game
5 110 22

Offense Turnovers

Games Turnovers Avg. Turnovers Per Game
5 9 1.8

Offense Third Down Conversion

Third Down Attempts Third Down Coversions Third Down Conversion Percentage
75 32 42.7%

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
5 19 13 69 6 4 10 3 68% 53%

Defense Data   Back To Top


Defense Total Yards

Games Opponent Total Yards Opponent Avg. Yards Per Game
5 2247 449

Defense Passing

Games Opponent Total Passing Yards Opponent Avg. Passing Yards Per Game
5 1072 214

Defense Rushing

Games Opponent Total Rushing Yards Opponent Avg. Passing Yards Per Game
5 1175 235

Defense Scoring

Games Opponent Total Points Opponent Avg. Points Per Game
5 136 27

Defense Turnovers

Games Opponent Turnovers Opponent Avg. Turnovers Per Game
5 8 1.6

Defense Third Down Stops

Opponent Third Down Attempts Opponent Third Down Coversions Opponent Third Down Conversion Percentage
69 27 39.1%

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
5 18 15 81 9 3 12 3 83% 67%

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