2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
9-3, 2nd in Big Ten - West
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TOL fills SEC swag bags (3:11)
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Johnson, Wildcats earn back-to-back bowl appearances (2:51)
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SEC bowl season overview (4:51)

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Music City Bowl-bound Northwestern won its previous appearance in the state of Tennessee, 23-21 @ Vanderbilt in 2010. In its only game vs. Dec. 29 opponent Kentucky, NU won 7-0 in Evanston on Oct. 20, 1928.

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Auburn, Wisconsin debut in CFP; Clemson first

Defending champion Clemson is back at No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings ahead of Oklahoma at No. 3 and CFP newcomers Auburn (No. 2) and Wisconsin (No. 4).

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RBs Jones and Wadley highlight Big Ten's best

Ohio State's Sam Hubbard registered his best game of the season against Michigan, while Markell Jones put up the best rushing performance of his career in Purdue's 31-24 win against in-state rival Indiana.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Northwestern's combined 74-point victory margin vs. Minnesota (39-0) & Illinois (42-7) to close the regular season is its largest in consecutive games in a season since Oct. 30-Nov. 6, 1943, when it won by a total of 77 points vs. Minnesota (42-6) & Wisconsin (41-0).

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Northwestern runs over Illinois (0:39)

William Weinbaum ESPN 

With its 42-7 win at Illinois Sat., #22 N'western (9-3, 7-2) ended the regular season on its 3rd 7-game win streak since 1936 & 1st since ‘96, when current coach Pat Fitzgerald was a senior linebacker & co-captain. A Bowl will be a shot at 8 wins in a row for the 2nd time since 1903 & 1st since an NU-record 9 straight in its ‘95 Rose Bowl run.

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Northwestern returns interception for 65 yards (0:47)
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Northwestern's Jackson scampers for 79-yard run (0:48)
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Strip sack results in Northwestern TD (0:38)
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Northwestern's Roberts scored TD on jet sweep (0:18)
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Northwestern's Dickerson grabs game-tying TD (0:20)
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Illinois snatches interception on 3rd-and-goal (0:24)

Team Stats

Passing Yards244.351st
Rushing Yards160.971st
Points For29.7Tied-52nd
Points Against19.819th