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:3 L:9 T:0
Conf: W:3 L:9 T:0
Division: W:3 L:9 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
WIN
21 - 7
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Northwestern 4-50 135 267 402 0 17 5
Rutgers 11-90 63 159 222 1 17 5
Same Conference Oct-23 2021 Michigan
 -VS- 
Northwestern
LOSS
33 - 7
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Michigan 4-40 294 170 464 2 20 12
Northwestern 2-25 100 133 233 2 14 4
Same Conference Oct-30 2021 Northwestern
 -VS- 
Minnesota
LOSS
14 - 41
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Northwestern 4-33 143 98 241 1 11 4
Minnesota 4-35 308 134 442 1 14 10
Same Conference Nov-06 2021 Northwestern
 -VS- 
Iowa
LOSS
12 - 17
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Northwestern 8-65 93 270 363 3 18 6
Iowa 3-30 185 176 361 0 14 2
Same Conference Nov-13 2021 Wisconsin
 -VS- 
Northwestern
LOSS
35 - 7
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Wisconsin 7-39 268 229 497 3 11 6
Northwestern 5-41 114 125 239 4 13 3
Same Conference Nov-20 2021 Northwestern
 -VS- 
Purdue
LOSS
14 - 32
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Northwestern 4-44 144 159 303 1 12 5
Purdue 8-74 50 423 473 0 14 7
Same Conference Nov-27 2021 Illinois
 -VS- 
Northwestern
LOSS
47 - 14
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Illinois 4-50 217 242 459 1 13 5
Northwestern 3-25 118 123 241 2 19 6

Record 2021

Overall: W:3 L:9 T:0
Conf: W:3 L:9 T:0
Division: W:3 L:9 T:0

Totals

Penalties Rushing
Yards
Passing
Yards
Total
Yards
Turnovers 3rd Down
Attempts
3rd Down
Coversions
Northwestern 56 - 512 Yards 1741 2128 3869 22 179 65
Opponents 72 - 612 Yards 2560 2605 5165 16 172 74
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
12 3869 322

Offense Passing

Games Yards Avg. Passing Yards Per Game
12 2128 177

Offense Rushing

Games Yards Avg. Rushing Yards Per Game
12 1741 145

Offense Scoring

Games Total Points Avg. Points Per Game
12 199 17

Offense Turnovers

Games Turnovers Avg. Turnovers Per Game
12 22 1.83

Offense Third Down Conversion

Third Down Attempts Third Down Coversions Third Down Conversion Percentage
179 65 36.3%

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
12 23 15 81 7 5 12 3 65% 52%

Defense Data   Back To Top


Defense Total Yards

Games Opponent Total Yards Opponent Avg. Yards Per Game
12 5165 430

Defense Passing

Games Opponent Total Passing Yards Opponent Avg. Passing Yards Per Game
12 2605 217

Defense Rushing

Games Opponent Total Rushing Yards Opponent Avg. Passing Yards Per Game
12 2560 213

Defense Scoring

Games Opponent Total Points Opponent Avg. Points Per Game
12 348 29

Defense Turnovers

Games Opponent Turnovers Opponent Avg. Turnovers Per Game
12 16 1.33

Defense Third Down Stops

Opponent Third Down Attempts Opponent Third Down Coversions Opponent Third Down Conversion Percentage
172 74 43%

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
12 27 21 114 13 4 17 4 78% 63%

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