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1971 Big Ten Conference Schedule and Results

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Record: 50-58-1, .463 W-L% (8th of 13) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 4.93 (4th of 13) ▪ SOS: 5.63 (4th of 13)

Conference Champion: Michigan

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Michigan, Northwestern and Ohio State)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Michigan)

41 Games

Only Ranked Teams ▪ Conference games only
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1 Sep 11, 1971 Sat (4) Michigan 21 @ (20) Northwestern 6
2 Sep 11, 1971 Sat Michigan State 10 Illinois 0
3 Sep 11, 1971 Sat Minnesota 28 Indiana 0
4 Sep 11, 1971 Sat (11) Ohio State 52 Iowa 21
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
5 Oct 2, 1971 Sat Northwestern 24 Wisconsin 11
6 Oct 2, 1971 Sat Purdue 45 Iowa 13
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
7 Oct 9, 1971 Sat (2) Michigan 24 @ Michigan State 13
8 Oct 9, 1971 Sat Northwestern 28 @ Iowa 3
9 Oct 9, 1971 Sat (15) Ohio State 24 @ Illinois 10
10 Oct 9, 1971 Sat Purdue 27 Minnesota 13
11 Oct 9, 1971 Sat Wisconsin 35 Indiana 29
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
12 Oct 16, 1971 Sat (3) Michigan 35 Illinois 6
13 Oct 16, 1971 Sat Minnesota 19 @ Iowa 14
14 Oct 16, 1971 Sat (13) Ohio State 27 @ Indiana 7
15 Oct 16, 1971 Sat (20) Purdue 21 @ Northwestern 20
16 Oct 16, 1971 Sat Wisconsin 31 Michigan State 28
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
17 Oct 23, 1971 Sat Illinois 21 (17) Purdue 7
18 Oct 23, 1971 Sat (3) Michigan 35 @ Minnesota 7
19 Oct 23, 1971 Sat Michigan State 34 Iowa 3
20 Oct 23, 1971 Sat Northwestern 24 @ Indiana 10
21 Oct 23, 1971 Sat (12) Ohio State 31 Wisconsin 6
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
22 Oct 30, 1971 Sat Illinois 24 Northwestern 7
23 Oct 30, 1971 Sat Iowa 20 Wisconsin 16
24 Oct 30, 1971 Sat (3) Michigan 61 Indiana 7
25 Oct 30, 1971 Sat Michigan State 43 @ Purdue 10
26 Oct 30, 1971 Sat (10) Ohio State 14 @ Minnesota 12
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
27 Nov 6, 1971 Sat Illinois 22 @ Indiana 21
28 Nov 6, 1971 Sat (3) Michigan 63 Iowa 7
29 Nov 6, 1971 Sat Michigan State 17 @ (9) Ohio State 10
30 Nov 6, 1971 Sat Northwestern 41 Minnesota 20
31 Nov 6, 1971 Sat Wisconsin 14 Purdue 10
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
32 Nov 13, 1971 Sat Illinois 35 @ Wisconsin 27
33 Nov 13, 1971 Sat Indiana 14 @ Iowa 7
34 Nov 13, 1971 Sat (3) Michigan 20 @ Purdue 17
35 Nov 13, 1971 Sat Michigan State 40 Minnesota 25
36 Nov 13, 1971 Sat Northwestern 14 @ (16) Ohio State 10
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
37 Nov 20, 1971 Sat Illinois 31 Iowa 0
38 Nov 20, 1971 Sat Indiana 38 Purdue 31
39 Nov 20, 1971 Sat (3) Michigan 10 Ohio State 7
40 Nov 20, 1971 Sat Minnesota 23 Wisconsin 21
41 Nov 20, 1971 Sat Northwestern 28 (19) Michigan State 7