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1972 Big Ten Conference Schedule and Results

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Record: 51-57-2, .473 W-L% (10th of 13) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 5.99 (5th of 13) ▪ SOS: 6.95 (5th of 13)

Conference Champion: Michigan and Ohio State

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

41 Games

Only Ranked Teams ▪ Conference games only
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1 Sep 16, 1972 Sat Indiana 27 Minnesota 23
2 Sep 16, 1972 Sat (11) Michigan 7 Northwestern 0
3 Sep 16, 1972 Sat Michigan State 24 @ Illinois 0
4 Sep 16, 1972 Sat (3) Ohio State 21 Iowa 0
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
5 Oct 7, 1972 Sat Purdue 24 @ Iowa 0
6 Oct 7, 1972 Sat Wisconsin 21 Northwestern 14
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
7 Oct 14, 1972 Sat Indiana 33 Wisconsin 7
8 Oct 14, 1972 Sat Iowa 23 @ Northwestern 12
9 Oct 14, 1972 Sat (5) Michigan 10 Michigan State 0
10 Oct 14, 1972 Sat (4) Ohio State 26 Illinois 7
11 Oct 14, 1972 Sat Purdue 28 @ Minnesota 3
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
12 Oct 21, 1972 Sat (6) Michigan 31 @ Illinois 7
13 Oct 21, 1972 Sat Michigan State 31 Wisconsin 0
14 Oct 21, 1972 Sat Minnesota 43 Iowa 14
15 Oct 21, 1972 Sat (4) Ohio State 44 Indiana 7
16 Oct 21, 1972 Sat Purdue 37 Northwestern 0
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
17 Oct 28, 1972 Sat (5) Michigan 42 Minnesota 0
18 Oct 28, 1972 Sat Michigan State 6 Iowa 6
19 Oct 28, 1972 Sat Northwestern 23 Indiana 14
20 Oct 28, 1972 Sat (4) Ohio State 28 @ Wisconsin 20
21 Oct 28, 1972 Sat Purdue 20 Illinois 14
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
22 Nov 4, 1972 Sat Illinois 43 @ Northwestern 13
23 Nov 4, 1972 Sat (4) Michigan 21 @ Indiana 7
24 Nov 4, 1972 Sat Michigan State 22 Purdue 12
25 Nov 4, 1972 Sat (5) Ohio State 27 Minnesota 19
26 Nov 4, 1972 Sat Wisconsin 16 Iowa 14
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
27 Nov 11, 1972 Sat Illinois 37 Indiana 20
28 Nov 11, 1972 Sat (4) Michigan 31 @ Iowa 0
29 Nov 11, 1972 Sat Michigan State 19 (5) Ohio State 12
30 Nov 11, 1972 Sat Minnesota 35 Northwestern 29
31 Nov 11, 1972 Sat Purdue 27 Wisconsin 6
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
32 Nov 18, 1972 Sat Illinois 27 Wisconsin 7
33 Nov 18, 1972 Sat Indiana 16 Iowa 8
34 Nov 18, 1972 Sat (3) Michigan 9 Purdue 6
35 Nov 18, 1972 Sat Minnesota 14 Michigan State 10
36 Nov 18, 1972 Sat (9) Ohio State 27 @ Northwestern 14
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
37 Nov 25, 1972 Sat Iowa 15 Illinois 14
38 Nov 25, 1972 Sat Michigan State 24 Northwestern 14
39 Nov 25, 1972 Sat Minnesota 14 @ Wisconsin 6
40 Nov 25, 1972 Sat (9) Ohio State 14 (3) Michigan 11
41 Nov 25, 1972 Sat Purdue 42 Indiana 7