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Northwestern Wildcats Head-to-Head Results

Location: Evanston, Illinois ▪ Colors: Purple & White
Stadium: Ryan Field (cap. 49,256)
Record*: 122 Years, 499-642-40, .439 W-L% (Major School)
*W-L-T adjusted to 500-641-40 by NCAA.

Conferences: Big Ten, Western and Ind
Conference Champion: 8 Times
Bowls: 11 Bowls, 2-9, .182 W-L% (Major Bowls)

Ranked in AP Poll: 7 Times (Preseason), 9 Times (Final), 161 Weeks (Total)

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Output only includes games where both schools were classified as major schools and thus will not necessarily match "official" all-time results.

Major Opponents

Record Totals Per Game
Rk Opponent From To G W L T Pct PS PA Diff PS PA Diff Notes
1 Air Force 1988 2003 6 2 4 0 .333 126 200 -74 21.0 33.3 -12.3 Game-by-Game
2 Arizona 1975 1976 2 0 2 0 .000 21 68 -47 10.5 34.0 -23.5 Game-by-Game
3 Arizona State 1977 2005 4 0 4 0 .000 59 173 -114 14.8 43.3 -28.5 Game-by-Game
4 Arkansas 1981 1981 1 0 1 0 .000 7 38 -31 7.0 38.0 -31.0 Game-by-Game
5 Army 1951 2011 5 3 2 0 .600 99 96 3 19.8 19.2 0.6 Game-by-Game
6 Auburn 2009 2009 1 0 1 0 .000 35 38 -3 35.0 38.0 -3.0 Game-by-Game
7 Ball State 2015 2015 1 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Game-by-Game
8 Beloit 1894 1905 8 4 2 2 .625 102 83 19 12.8 10.4 2.4 Game-by-Game
9 Boston College 1961 2012 5 4 1 0 .800 113 100 13 22.6 20.0 2.6 Game-by-Game
10 Bowling Green State 2001 2003 2 0 2 0 .000 66 71 -5 33.0 35.5 -2.5 Game-by-Game
11 California 1948 2014 3 2 1 0 .667 88 75 13 29.3 25.0 4.3 Game-by-Game
12 Carlisle 1903 1903 1 0 1 0 .000 0 28 -28 0.0 28.0 -28.0 Game-by-Game
13 Central Michigan 2010 2010 1 1 0 0 1.000 30 25 5 30.0 25.0 5.0 Game-by-Game
14 Chicago 1892 1926 37 8 26 3 .257 207 618 -411 5.6 16.7 -11.1 Game-by-Game
15 Colgate 1949 1949 1 1 0 0 1.000 39 20 19 39.0 20.0 19.0 Game-by-Game
16 Colorado 1951 1978 2 1 1 0 .500 42 69 -27 21.0 34.5 -13.5 Game-by-Game
17 Dartmouth 1928 1928 1 1 0 0 1.000 27 6 21 27.0 6.0 21.0 Game-by-Game
18 Drake 1916 1938 2 2 0 0 1.000 73 6 67 36.5 3.0 33.5 Game-by-Game
19 Duke 1985 2015 17 8 8 0 .471 376 359 17 22.1 21.1 1.0 Game-by-Game
20 Eastern Michigan 2006 2009 3 3 0 0 1.000 67 44 23 22.3 14.7 7.7 Game-by-Game
Record Totals Per Game
Rk Opponent From To G W L T Pct PS PA Diff PS PA Diff Notes
21 Florida 1965 1966 2 0 2 0 .000 21 67 -46 10.5 33.5 -23.0 Game-by-Game
22 Great Lakes Navy 1918 1944 4 1 2 1 .375 13 73 -60 3.3 18.3 -15.0 Game-by-Game
23 Hawaii 1998 2004 2 1 1 0 .500 88 70 18 44.0 35.0 9.0 Game-by-Game
24 Illinois 1892 2015 109 48 55 5 .463 1731 2126 -395 15.9 19.5 -3.6 Game-by-Game
25 Indiana 1899 2012 81 46 34 1 .574 1405 1465 -60 17.3 18.1 -0.7 Game-by-Game
26 Iowa 1900 2015 76 24 48 3 .336 1087 1911 -824 14.3 25.1 -10.8 Game-by-Game
27 Iowa Pre-Flight 1942 1942 1 0 1 0 .000 12 20 -8 12.0 20.0 -8.0 Game-by-Game
28 Iowa State 1895 1956 8 7 1 0 .875 191 91 100 23.9 11.4 12.5 Game-by-Game
29 Kansas 2003 2004 2 2 0 0 1.000 48 37 11 24.0 18.5 5.5 Game-by-Game
30 Kansas State 1938 1941 2 2 0 0 1.000 72 3 69 36.0 1.5 34.5 Game-by-Game
31 Kentucky 1928 1928 1 1 0 0 1.000 7 0 7 7.0 0.0 7.0 Game-by-Game
32 Knox 1900 1902 2 1 1 0 .500 11 20 -9 5.5 10.0 -4.5 Game-by-Game
33 Lake Forest 1893 1899 6 4 1 1 .750 108 66 42 18.0 11.0 7.0 Game-by-Game
34 Lombard 1903 1903 1 1 0 0 1.000 23 0 23 23.0 0.0 23.0 Game-by-Game
35 Marquette 1934 1934 1 1 0 0 1.000 21 12 9 21.0 12.0 9.0 Game-by-Game
36 Miami (FL) 1961 1968 4 2 2 0 .500 54 52 2 13.5 13.0 0.5 Game-by-Game
37 Miami (OH) 1963 2009 8 3 5 0 .375 159 172 -13 19.9 21.5 -1.6 Game-by-Game
38 Michigan 1892 2015 74 15 56 2 .216 822 1943 -1121 11.1 26.3 -15.1 Game-by-Game
39 Michigan State 1959 2013 51 13 38 0 .255 841 1553 -712 16.5 30.5 -14.0 Game-by-Game
40 Minnesota 1892 2015 91 33 52 5 .390 1528 1972 -444 16.8 21.7 -4.9 Game-by-Game
Record Totals Per Game
Rk Opponent From To G W L T Pct PS PA Diff PS PA Diff Notes
41 Mississippi State 2012 2012 1 1 0 0 1.000 34 20 14 34.0 20.0 14.0 Game-by-Game
42 Missouri 1915 2008 8 4 4 0 .500 152 146 6 19.0 18.3 0.8 Game-by-Game
43 Navy 1950 2002 3 3 0 0 1.000 87 47 40 29.0 15.7 13.3 Game-by-Game
44 Nebraska 1902 2015 9 2 6 0 .222 140 253 -113 15.6 28.1 -12.6 Game-by-Game
45 Nevada 2006 2007 2 1 1 0 .500 57 62 -5 28.5 31.0 -2.5 Game-by-Game
46 Nevada-Las Vegas 1998 2001 2 2 0 0 1.000 78 35 43 39.0 17.5 21.5 Game-by-Game
47 North Carolina 1976 1977 2 0 2 0 .000 7 53 -46 3.5 26.5 -23.0 Game-by-Game
48 Northern Illinois 1975 2014 8 6 1 1 .813 207 125 82 25.9 15.6 10.3 Game-by-Game
49 Notre Dame 1899 2014 46 9 36 1 .207 390 1041 -651 8.5 22.6 -14.2 Game-by-Game
50 Ohio 1973 2008 4 3 1 0 .750 94 43 51 23.5 10.8 12.8 Game-by-Game
51 Ohio State 1913 2013 75 14 60 1 .193 718 2097 -1379 9.6 28.0 -18.4 Game-by-Game
52 Oklahoma 1939 1997 4 3 1 0 .750 88 39 49 22.0 9.8 12.3 Game-by-Game
53 Oregon 1974 1974 1 1 0 0 1.000 14 10 4 14.0 10.0 4.0 Game-by-Game
54 Oregon State 1957 1966 4 3 1 0 .750 49 38 11 12.3 9.5 2.8 Game-by-Game
55 Penn State 1993 2015 18 4 13 0 .222 322 519 -197 17.9 28.8 -10.9 Game-by-Game
56 Pittsburgh 1949 1973 6 3 3 0 .500 110 117 -7 18.3 19.5 -1.2 Game-by-Game
57 Purdue 1895 2015 80 28 50 1 .356 1222 1680 -458 15.3 21.0 -5.7 Game-by-Game
58 Rice 1967 2011 7 3 4 0 .429 142 190 -48 20.3 27.1 -6.9 Game-by-Game
59 Rutgers 1919 1991 3 0 3 0 .000 45 88 -43 15.0 29.3 -14.3 Game-by-Game
60 South Carolina 1962 1962 1 1 0 0 1.000 37 20 17 37.0 20.0 17.0 Game-by-Game
Record Totals Per Game
Rk Opponent From To G W L T Pct PS PA Diff PS PA Diff Notes
61 Southern California 1952 1995 5 0 5 0 .000 52 156 -104 10.4 31.2 -20.8 Game-by-Game
62 Southern Methodist 1970 1970 1 0 1 0 .000 20 21 -1 20.0 21.0 -1.0 Game-by-Game
63 Stanford 1933 2015 7 1 3 2 .286 99 122 -23 14.1 17.4 -3.3 Game-by-Game
64 Syracuse 1940 2013 11 6 5 0 .545 308 265 43 28.0 24.1 3.9 Game-by-Game
65 Tennessee 1996 1996 1 0 1 0 .000 28 48 -20 28.0 48.0 -20.0 Game-by-Game
66 Texas 1942 1942 1 1 0 0 1.000 3 0 3 3.0 0.0 3.0 Game-by-Game
67 Texas A&M 2011 2011 1 0 1 0 .000 22 33 -11 22.0 33.0 -11.0 Game-by-Game
68 Texas Christian 1999 2004 4 1 3 0 .250 100 144 -44 25.0 36.0 -11.0 Game-by-Game
69 Texas Tech 2010 2010 1 0 1 0 .000 38 45 -7 38.0 45.0 -7.0 Game-by-Game
70 Tulane 1925 1956 4 1 3 0 .250 34 59 -25 8.5 14.8 -6.3 Game-by-Game
71 UCLA 1931 2005 6 3 3 0 .500 110 124 -14 18.3 20.7 -2.3 Game-by-Game
72 Utah 1927 1981 2 1 1 0 .500 13 48 -35 6.5 24.0 -17.5 Game-by-Game
73 Vanderbilt 1947 2012 4 2 1 1 .625 66 57 9 16.5 14.3 2.3 Game-by-Game
74 Wabash 1905 1905 1 1 0 0 1.000 5 0 5 5.0 0.0 5.0 Game-by-Game
75 Wake Forest 1991 1997 4 2 2 0 .500 114 83 31 28.5 20.8 7.8 Game-by-Game
76 Washington 1980 1984 3 0 3 0 .000 7 105 -98 2.3 35.0 -32.7 Game-by-Game
77 Washington (MO) 1903 1903 1 1 0 0 1.000 23 0 23 23.0 0.0 23.0 Game-by-Game
78 Washington State 1958 1958 1 1 0 0 1.000 29 28 1 29.0 28.0 1.0 Game-by-Game
79 Western Michigan 2013 2013 1 1 0 0 1.000 38 17 21 38.0 17.0 21.0 Game-by-Game
80 Wisconsin 1892 2015 94 33 56 4 .372 1471 2241 -770 15.6 23.8 -8.2 Game-by-Game
Record Totals Per Game
Rk Opponent From To G W L T Pct PS PA Diff PS PA Diff Notes
81 Wyoming 1979 1979 1 1 0 0 1.000 27 22 5 27.0 22.0 5.0 Game-by-Game