Head Coach: Gary Barnett (4th season)
Stadium: Dyche Stadium, Evanston, IL
|9/2||@ Notre Dame||W||17-15||1-0|
|1996 Rose Bowl (@ Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA)|
1995 was a milestone season for Northwestern, as the Wildcats earned their first winning record since 1971, their first Big Ten championship since 1936 and their first bowl invitation since 1948. It was also Northwestern's first 10-win season in school history. During the season, the Wildcats ended a 22-game losing streak to Iowa, a 19-game losing streak to Michigan and a 14-game losing streak to Notre Dame.