|1965 Northwestern Wildcats football|
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1965 record||4–6 (3–4 Big Ten)|
|Home stadium||Dyche Stadium|
|1965 Big Ten football standings|
|No. 2 Michigan State $||7||–||0||–||0||10||–||1||–||0|
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1965 Northwestern Wildcats team represented Northwestern University during the 1965 Big Ten Conference football season. In their second year under head coach Alex Agase, the Wildcats compiled a 4–6 record (3–4 against Big Ten Conference opponents) and finished in sixth place in the Big Ten Conference.
The team's offensive leaders were quarterback Denny Boothe with 487 passing yards, Bob McKelvey with 587 rushing yards, and Cas Banaszek with 333 receiving yards. McKelvey, Banaszek, and tackle Jim Burns were selected by the Associated Press as second-team All-Big Ten players.
|September 18||Florida*||L 14–24|
|September 25||at Indiana||W 20–0|
|October 2||at No. 8 Notre Dame*||L 7–38|
|October 9||Oregon State*||W 15–7|
|October 16||Wisconsin||L 7–21|
|October 23||Iowa||W 9–0|
|October 30||at No. 1 Michigan State||L 7–49|
|November 6||at Minnesota||L 22–27|
|November 13||Michigan||W 34–22||40,007|||
|November 20||Illinois||L 6–20|
- "Year-by-Year Results" (PDF). 2007. p. 148. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2019-03-16. Retrieved 2019-03-14.
- "1965 Northwestern Wildcats Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
- "1965 Northwestern Wildcats Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 18, 2015.
- "Grabowski Big Ten Choice". Cape Girardeau Southeast Missourian. November 24, 1965. p. 3B.
- David Condon (November 14, 1965). "N.U. Jars Michigan: Pins 34-22 Setback On Wolverines". Chicago Tribune. p. II-1, II-4 – via Newspapers.com.
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