1936 Northwestern Wildcats football
Big Ten champion
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
APNo. 7
Record7–1 (6–0 Big Ten)
Head coach
Offensive schemeSingle wing
CaptainSteve Reid[1]
Home stadiumDyche Stadium
Seasons
← 1935
1937 →
1936 Big Ten Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 7 Northwestern $ 6 0 0 7 1 0
No. 1 Minnesota 4 1 0 7 1 0
Ohio State 4 1 0 5 3 0
Indiana 3 1 1 5 2 1
Purdue 3 1 1 5 2 1
Illinois 2 2 1 4 3 1
Chicago 1 4 0 2 5 1
Iowa 0 4 1 3 4 1
Wisconsin 0 4 0 2 6 0
Michigan 0 5 0 1 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1936 Northwestern Wildcats team represented Northwestern University during the 1936 college football season. In their second year under head coach Pappy Waldorf, the Wildcats compiled a 7–1 record (6–0 against Big Ten Conference opponents), won the Big Ten championship, outscored their opponents by a combined total of 132 to 73, and were ranked #7 in the final AP Poll. Their only loss came on the last day of the season against Notre Dame.[2]

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultSource
October 3IowaW 18–7
October 10North Dakota Agricultural*
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
W 40–7[3]
October 17Ohio State
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
W 14–13
October 24at IllinoisNo. 4W 13–2
October 31No. 1 MinnesotaNo. 3
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
W 6–0
November 7WisconsinNo. 1
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
W 26–18
November 14at MichiganNo. 1W 9–0
November 21at No. 11 Notre Dame*No. 1L 6–26
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References

  1. ^ "Year-by-Year Results" (PDF). 2007. p. 146. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2019-03-16. Retrieved 2019-03-14.
  2. ^ "Northwestern Yearly Results (1935-1939)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Archived from the original on September 5, 2015. Retrieved August 7, 2015.
  3. ^ "Veterans star as N.U. routs Bison, 40 to 7". Chicago Tribune. October 11, 1936. Retrieved October 10, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.