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1996 Northwestern Wildcats Schedule and Results

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Record: 9-3, .750 W-L% (16th of 111) ▪ Rank: 15th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big Ten (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Gary Barnett (9-3)

PS/G: 28.0 (44th of 111) ▪ PA/G: 23.2 (47th of 111)
SRS: 8.75 (28th of 111) ▪ SOS: 2.84 (45th of 111)

Bowl Game: Lost Citrus Bowl 48-28 versus Tennessee

AP Poll Summary

Pre 8/26 9/2 9/9 9/16 9/23 9/30 10/7 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/4 11/11 11/18 11/25 12/2 12/9 Final
18 15 13     25 22 15 14 11 11 18 13 11 11 10 11 15

12 Games

G Date Day School Opponent Conf Pts Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Sep 7, 1996 Sat (13) Northwestern @ Wake Forest ACC L 27 28 0 1 L 1
2 Sep 14, 1996 Sat Northwestern @ Duke ACC W 38 13 1 1 W 1
3 Sep 21, 1996 Sat Northwestern Ohio MAC W 28 7 2 1 W 2
4 Sep 28, 1996 Sat (25) Northwestern @ Indiana Big Ten W 35 17 3 1 W 3
5 Oct 5, 1996 Sat (22) Northwestern (6) Michigan Big Ten W 17 16 4 1 W 4
6 Oct 12, 1996 Sat (15) Northwestern Minnesota Big Ten W 26 24 5 1 W 5
7 Oct 19, 1996 Sat (14) Northwestern @ Wisconsin Big Ten W 34 30 6 1 W 6
8 Oct 26, 1996 Sat (11) Northwestern Illinois Big Ten W 27 24 7 1 W 7
9 Nov 2, 1996 Sat (11) Northwestern @ (15) Penn State Big Ten L 9 34 7 2 L 1
10 Nov 9, 1996 Sat (18) Northwestern @ (23) Iowa Big Ten W 40 13 8 2 W 1
11 Nov 16, 1996 Sat (13) Northwestern Purdue Big Ten W 27 24 9 2 W 2
12 Jan 1, 1997 Wed (11) Northwestern N (9) Tennessee SEC L 28 48 9 3 L 1 Citrus Bowl (Orlando, FL)