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1997 Northwestern Wildcats Schedule and Results

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Record: 5-7, .417 W-L% (72nd of 112)
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 3-5 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Gary Barnett (5-7)

PS/G: 20.2 (84th of 112) ▪ PA/G: 24.0 (53rd of 112)
SRS: 2.56 (48th of 112) ▪ SOS: 4.48 (31st of 112)

AP Poll Summary

Pre 8/25 9/2 9/8 9/15 9/22 9/29 10/6 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/24 12/1 12/8 Final
  24 21                              

12 Games

G Date Day School Opponent Conf Pts Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Aug 23, 1997 Sat Northwestern Oklahoma Big 12 W 24 0 1 0 W 1 Pigskin Classic (Chicago, IL)
2 Sep 6, 1997 Sat (21) Northwestern @ Wake Forest ACC L 20 27 1 1 L 1
3 Sep 13, 1997 Sat Northwestern Duke ACC W 24 20 2 1 W 1
4 Sep 20, 1997 Sat Northwestern Rice WAC L 34 40 2 2 L 1
5 Sep 27, 1997 Sat Northwestern @ Purdue Big Ten L 9 21 2 3 L 2
6 Oct 4, 1997 Sat Northwestern Wisconsin Big Ten L 25 26 2 4 L 3
7 Oct 11, 1997 Sat Northwestern @ (6) Michigan Big Ten L 6 23 2 5 L 4
8 Oct 18, 1997 Sat Northwestern (12) Michigan State Big Ten W 19 17 3 5 W 1
9 Oct 25, 1997 Sat Northwestern @ (9) Ohio State Big Ten L 6 49 3 6 L 1
10 Nov 1, 1997 Sat Northwestern (2) Penn State Big Ten L 27 30 3 7 L 2
11 Nov 8, 1997 Sat Northwestern @ Illinois Big Ten W 34 21 4 7 W 1
12 Nov 15, 1997 Sat Northwestern (22) Iowa Big Ten W 15 14 5 7 W 2