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Northwestern Wildcats Head-to-Head Results

Location: Evanston, Illinois ▪ Colors: Purple & White
Stadium: Ryan Field (cap. 49256)
Record*: 123 Years, 509-645-40, .443 W-L% (Major School)
*W-L-T adjusted to 510-644-40 by NCAA.

Conferences: Big Ten, Western and Ind
Conference Champion: 8 Times
Bowls: 12 Bowls, 2-10, .167 W-L% (Major Bowls)
Professionals: NFL/AFL stats for Northwestern Wildcats players at Pro-Football-Reference

Ranked in AP Poll: 7 Times (Preseason), 10 Times (Final), 172 Weeks (Total)

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 1 0 0 1.000 24 19 5 24.0 19.0 5.0 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 9 8 0 .529 395 369 26 23.2 21.7 1.5 Game-by-Game
20 Eastern Illinois 2015 2015 1 1 0 0 1.000 41 0 41 41.0 0.0 41.0 Game-by-Game
Record Totals Per Game
Rk Opponent From To G W L T Pct PS PA Diff PS PA Diff Notes
21 Eastern Michigan 2006 2009 3 3 0 0 1.000 67 44 23 22.3 14.7 7.7 Game-by-Game
22 Florida 1965 1966 2 0 2 0 .000 21 67 -46 10.5 33.5 -23.0 Game-by-Game
23 Great Lakes Navy 1918 1944 4 1 2 1 .375 13 73 -60 3.3 18.3 -15.0 Game-by-Game
24 Hawaii 1998 2004 2 1 1 0 .500 88 70 18 44.0 35.0 9.0 Game-by-Game
25 Illinois 1892 2015 109 49 55 5 .472 1755 2140 -385 16.1 19.6 -3.5 Game-by-Game
26 Indiana 1899 2012 81 46 34 1 .574 1405 1465 -60 17.3 18.1 -0.7 Game-by-Game
27 Iowa 1900 2015 76 24 49 3 .336 1097 1951 -854 14.4 25.7 -11.2 Game-by-Game
28 Iowa Pre-Flight 1942 1942 1 0 1 0 .000 12 20 -8 12.0 20.0 -8.0 Game-by-Game
29 Iowa State 1895 1956 8 7 1 0 .875 191 91 100 23.9 11.4 12.5 Game-by-Game
30 Kansas 2003 2004 2 2 0 0 1.000 48 37 11 24.0 18.5 5.5 Game-by-Game
31 Kansas State 1938 1941 2 2 0 0 1.000 72 3 69 36.0 1.5 34.5 Game-by-Game
32 Kentucky 1928 1928 1 1 0 0 1.000 7 0 7 7.0 0.0 7.0 Game-by-Game
33 Knox 1900 1902 2 1 1 0 .500 11 20 -9 5.5 10.0 -4.5 Game-by-Game
34 Lake Forest 1893 1899 6 4 1 1 .750 108 66 42 18.0 11.0 7.0 Game-by-Game
35 Lombard 1903 1903 1 1 0 0 1.000 23 0 23 23.0 0.0 23.0 Game-by-Game
36 Marquette 1934 1934 1 1 0 0 1.000 21 12 9 21.0 12.0 9.0 Game-by-Game
37 Miami (FL) 1961 1968 4 2 2 0 .500 54 52 2 13.5 13.0 0.5 Game-by-Game
38 Miami (OH) 1963 2009 8 3 5 0 .375 159 172 -13 19.9 21.5 -1.6 Game-by-Game
39 Michigan 1892 2015 74 15 57 2 .216 822 1981 -1159 11.1 26.8 -15.7 Game-by-Game
40 Michigan State 1959 2013 51 13 38 0 .255 841 1553 -712 16.5 30.5 -14.0 Game-by-Game
Record Totals Per Game
Rk Opponent From To G W L T Pct PS PA Diff PS PA Diff Notes
41 Minnesota 1892 2015 91 34 52 5 .401 1555 1972 -417 17.1 21.7 -4.6 Game-by-Game
42 Mississippi State 2012 2012 1 1 0 0 1.000 34 20 14 34.0 20.0 14.0 Game-by-Game
43 Missouri 1915 2008 8 4 4 0 .500 152 146 6 19.0 18.3 0.8 Game-by-Game
44 Navy 1950 2002 3 3 0 0 1.000 87 47 40 29.0 15.7 13.3 Game-by-Game
45 Nebraska 1902 2015 9 3 6 0 .333 170 281 -111 18.9 31.2 -12.3 Game-by-Game
46 Nevada 2006 2007 2 1 1 0 .500 57 62 -5 28.5 31.0 -2.5 Game-by-Game
47 Nevada-Las Vegas 1998 2001 2 2 0 0 1.000 78 35 43 39.0 17.5 21.5 Game-by-Game
48 North Carolina 1976 1977 2 0 2 0 .000 7 53 -46 3.5 26.5 -23.0 Game-by-Game
49 Northern Illinois 1975 2014 8 6 1 1 .813 207 125 82 25.9 15.6 10.3 Game-by-Game
50 Notre Dame 1899 2014 46 9 36 1 .207 390 1041 -651 8.5 22.6 -14.2 Game-by-Game
51 Ohio 1973 2008 4 3 1 0 .750 94 43 51 23.5 10.8 12.8 Game-by-Game
52 Ohio State 1913 2013 75 14 60 1 .193 718 2097 -1379 9.6 28.0 -18.4 Game-by-Game
53 Oklahoma 1939 1997 4 3 1 0 .750 88 39 49 22.0 9.8 12.3 Game-by-Game
54 Oregon 1974 1974 1 1 0 0 1.000 14 10 4 14.0 10.0 4.0 Game-by-Game
55 Oregon State 1957 1966 4 3 1 0 .750 49 38 11 12.3 9.5 2.8 Game-by-Game
56 Penn State 1993 2015 18 5 13 0 .278 345 540 -195 19.2 30.0 -10.8 Game-by-Game
57 Pittsburgh 1949 1973 6 3 3 0 .500 110 117 -7 18.3 19.5 -1.2 Game-by-Game
58 Purdue 1895 2015 80 29 50 1 .369 1243 1694 -451 15.5 21.2 -5.6 Game-by-Game
59 Rice 1967 2011 7 3 4 0 .429 142 190 -48 20.3 27.1 -6.9 Game-by-Game
60 Rutgers 1919 1991 3 0 3 0 .000 45 88 -43 15.0 29.3 -14.3 Game-by-Game
Record Totals Per Game
Rk Opponent From To G W L T Pct PS PA Diff PS PA Diff Notes
61 South Carolina 1962 1962 1 1 0 0 1.000 37 20 17 37.0 20.0 17.0 Game-by-Game
62 Southern California 1952 1995 5 0 5 0 .000 52 156 -104 10.4 31.2 -20.8 Game-by-Game
63 Southern Methodist 1970 1970 1 0 1 0 .000 20 21 -1 20.0 21.0 -1.0 Game-by-Game
64 Stanford 1933 2015 7 2 3 2 .429 115 128 -13 16.4 18.3 -1.9 Game-by-Game
65 Syracuse 1940 2013 11 6 5 0 .545 308 265 43 28.0 24.1 3.9 Game-by-Game
66 Tennessee 1996 2015 2 0 2 0 .000 34 93 -59 17.0 46.5 -29.5 Game-by-Game
67 Texas 1942 1942 1 1 0 0 1.000 3 0 3 3.0 0.0 3.0 Game-by-Game
68 Texas A&M 2011 2011 1 0 1 0 .000 22 33 -11 22.0 33.0 -11.0 Game-by-Game
69 Texas Christian 1999 2004 4 1 3 0 .250 100 144 -44 25.0 36.0 -11.0 Game-by-Game
70 Texas Tech 2010 2010 1 0 1 0 .000 38 45 -7 38.0 45.0 -7.0 Game-by-Game
71 Tulane 1925 1956 4 1 3 0 .250 34 59 -25 8.5 14.8 -6.3 Game-by-Game
72 UCLA 1931 2005 6 3 3 0 .500 110 124 -14 18.3 20.7 -2.3 Game-by-Game
73 Utah 1927 1981 2 1 1 0 .500 13 48 -35 6.5 24.0 -17.5 Game-by-Game
74 Vanderbilt 1947 2012 4 2 1 1 .625 66 57 9 16.5 14.3 2.3 Game-by-Game
75 Wabash 1905 1905 1 1 0 0 1.000 5 0 5 5.0 0.0 5.0 Game-by-Game
76 Wake Forest 1991 1997 4 2 2 0 .500 114 83 31 28.5 20.8 7.8 Game-by-Game
77 Washington 1980 1984 3 0 3 0 .000 7 105 -98 2.3 35.0 -32.7 Game-by-Game
78 Washington (MO) 1903 1903 1 1 0 0 1.000 23 0 23 23.0 0.0 23.0 Game-by-Game
79 Washington State 1958 1958 1 1 0 0 1.000 29 28 1 29.0 28.0 1.0 Game-by-Game
80 Western Michigan 2013 2013 1 1 0 0 1.000 38 17 21 38.0 17.0 21.0 Game-by-Game
Record Totals Per Game
Rk Opponent From To G W L T Pct PS PA Diff PS PA Diff Notes
81 Wisconsin 1892 2015 94 34 56 4 .383 1484 2248 -764 15.8 23.9 -8.1 Game-by-Game
82 Wyoming 1979 1979 1 1 0 0 1.000 27 22 5 27.0 22.0 5.0 Game-by-Game