|1962 Northwestern Wildcats football|
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1962 record||7–2 (4–2 Big Ten)|
|Home stadium||Dyche Stadium|
|1962 Big Ten football standings|
|No. 2 Wisconsin $||6||–||1||–||0||8||–||2||–||0|
|No. 10 Minnesota||5||–||2||–||0||6||–||2||–||1|
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1962 Northwestern Wildcats team represented Northwestern University during the 1962 Big Ten Conference football season. In their seventh year under head coach Ara Parseghian, the Wildcats compiled a 7–2 record (4–2 against Big Ten Conference opponents) and finished in third place in the Big Ten Conference. The Wildcats were ranked #1 in the AP Poll before losing consecutive games late in the season against #2-ranked Wisconsin and Michigan State.
The team's offensive leaders were quarterback Tom Myers with 1,537 passing yards, Willie Stinson with 418 rushing yards, and halfback/end Paul Flatley with 626 receiving yards. Center Jack Cvercko was a consensus first-team All-American.
|September 22||South Carolina*||W 37–20|
|October 6||Illinois||W 45–0|
|October 13||at Minnesota||W 34–22|
|October 20||at No. 6 Ohio State||No. 8||W 18–14|
|October 27||Notre Dame*||No. 3||W 35–6|
|November 3||at Indiana||No. 1||W 26–21|
|November 10||at No. 8 Wisconsin||No. 1||L 6–37|
|November 17||Michigan State||No. 9||L 7–31|
|November 23||at Miami (FL)*||W 29–7|
- Jack Cvercko – guard (consensus 1st-team All-American; 1st-team All-Big Ten selection by AP and UPI)
- Paul Flatley – halfback/end (3rd-team All-America selection by The Sporting News; 2nd-team All-Big Ten selection by AP and UPI)
- Tom Myers – quarterback (3rd-team All-America selection by AFCA)
- "Year-by-Year Results" (PDF). 2007. p. 148. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2019-03-16. Retrieved 2019-03-14.
- "Northwestern Yearly Results (1960-1964)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved August 7, 2015.
- "1962 Northwestern Wildcats Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 18, 2015.
- "1962 Northwestern Wildcats Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 18, 2015.
- "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 7. Retrieved February 10, 2015.
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