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NU FOOTBALL QUIZ – FINAL LEADERBOARD

Thanks again to everyone for making this past week’s quiz so much fun!

 

Below is the Final Leaderboard.  We want to emphasize that breaking 70 on this quiz was extremely hard, and anyone who did so is basically an NU Football Trivia Legend!

 

Also:  It became clear that this quiz definitely favored older alums!  For our younger contestants, hitting the 40-point mark is definitely a badge of honor.

 

We will be going over the Days 4-7 questions on this week’s pod, which will be up in the next day or two.  (For the few people who haven’t yet given us all of their answers, drop us a line any time and we will update this post.)  Until then, thanks again to everyone who participated!  This was a lot of fun for us, and we hope it provided a fun diversion for all of you!

 

Sam, John, and Scuzz/The West Lot Pirates

 

Final Leaderboard:

 

Team Division

  1. 85 pts – West Lot Warriors

  2. 65 pts – Ex-InsideNU Dream Team

  3. 55 pts – WLP Tailgate Support Crew

  4. 53 pts – Former Wildside Presidents

  5. 17 pts – WNUR Directors

Individual Division

  1. 89 pts – Gene Topper

  2. 77 pts – Jim Bendat

  3. 76 points Jay Sharman

  4. 75 pts – @RLins12, @HartlCat46

  5. 74 pts – OldAHWildcat,

  6. 71 pts – Louie Vaccher

  7. 63 pts – JH Elder’s Ghost

  8. 61 pts – Packers Suck,

  9. 52 pts – Jacob Brown, Liam Kennedy

  10. 51 pts – Rob Shiffer

  11. 48 pts – Chappy

  12. 40 pts – Lower Wacker, Garrett Pollack

  13. 35 pts – Paul Schatz

  14. 22 pts – @johnsonbenr

  15. 5 pts – Zach Simpson

NU FOOTBALL QUIZ – DAY 7

Welcome to Day 7 of the NU Football Quiz!

 

At last, we arrive at the final day!  Big points up for grabs here, let’s see who comes out on top!

 

Current Leaderboard:

Team Division

  1. 85 pts – West Lot Warriors

  2. 65 pts – Ex-InsideNU Dream Team

  3. 55 pts – WLP Tailgate Support Crew

  4. 53 pts – Former Wildside Presidents

  5. 17 pts – WNUR Directors

Individual Division

  1. 89 pts – Gene Topper

  2. 77 pts – Jim Bendat

  3. 76 points Jay Sharman

  4. 75 pts – @RLins12, @HartlCat46

  5. 74 pts – OldAHWildcat,

  6. 71 pts – Louie Vaccher

  7. 63 pts – JH Elder’s Ghost

  8. 61 pts – Packers Suck,

  9. 52 pts – Jacob Brown, Liam Kennedy

  10. 51 pts – Rob Shiffer

  11. 48 pts – Chappy

  12. 40 pts – Lower Wacker, Garrett Pollack

  13. 35 pts – Paul Schatz

  14. 22 pts – @johnsonbenr

  15. 5 pts – Zach Simpson

 

The Day 7 Questions:

A Big 30 Total Points are up for grabs today!

To see the questions from previous days, click here:

Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5; Day 6

For a recap of the rules, check out this post.

 

Question #1 (11 possible points):  In the 1998, 2006, and 2019 seasons (combined record 10-26!) , name the ELEVEN quarterbacks who attempted at least one pass or run.

 

Question #2 (9 possible points):  Name eight sets of brothers (provide the family surname) who played football for Northwestern, and name another set of brothers who verbal’d to NU but then decommitted.

 

Question #3 (3 possible points):  Name 3 Wildcats who played professional football prior to the arrival of Gary Barnett.

 

Question #4 (3 points):  Identify the Player, Season, and Opponent in this photo. (The guy in the middle is who we want.)

Photo 7

Day 2 Clean Sweep Bonus: 4 points

NU FOOTBALL QUIZ – DAY 6

Welcome to Day 6 of the NU Football Quiz!

 

Two days left in the quiz!  The points are going to go up today and tomorrow, so there are plenty of entries with a shot at the win!

 

Current Leaderboard:

Team Division

  1. 42 pts – West Lot Warriors

  2. 28 pts – Ex-InsideNU Dream Team

  3. 25 pts – Former Wildside Presidents

  4. 22 pts – WLP Tailgate Support Crew

  5. 13 pts – WNUR Directors

Individual Division

  1. 44 pts – Gene Topper

  2. 41pts – @RLins12

  3. 41 pts – Jim Bendat

  4. 40 pts – OldAHWilcdat

  5. 38 pts – @HartlCat46

  6. 34 pts – JH Elder’s Ghost

  7. 33 pts – Louie Vaccher,

  8. 32 pts – Packers Suck

  9. 28 pts – Jay Sharman, Lower Wacker

  10. 26 pts – Paul Schatz

  11. 24 pts – Liam Kennedy,

  12. 19 pts – Jacob Brown

  13. 17 pts – Garrett Pollack

  14. 18 pts – Chappy

  15. 10 pts – @johnsonbenr

  16. 5 pts – Zach Simpson

 

The Day 6 Questions:

20 Total Points are up for grabs today!

 

To see the questions from previous days, click here:

Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4; Day 5

For a recap of the rules, check out this post.

 

Question #1 (5 possible points):  Name the final colleges attended by Venric Mark, Gavin Hoffman, Ian Park, Adonis Smith, and Charlie Fessler.

 

Question #2 (5 possible points):  Name five other football teams head-coached by individuals who were also the head football coach at Northwestern.

 

Question #3 (4 possible points):  Name the four players who were in the end zone during or within a second of Victory Right.

 

Question #4 (2 points):  Identify the Player, Season, and Opponent in this photo.

Photo 6

 

Day 2 Clean Sweep Bonus: 4 points

NU FOOTBALL QUIZ – DAY 5

Welcome to Day 5 of the NU Football Quiz!

 

Things are really heating up!  A lot of people have brought their A-Game, and the volume of points at stake in the final 3 days means that anything is possible!  Remember to check out Episode 425, where we revealed the answers for Days 1-3 and recapped the action so far!

 

Current Leaderboard:

Team Division

  1. 31 pts – West Lot Warriors

  2. 22 pts – Ex-InsideNU Dream Team

  3. 17 pts – Former Wildside Presidents

  4. 15 pts – WLP Tailgate Support Crew

  5. 13 pts – WNUR Directors

Individual Division

  1. 30 pts – @RLins12

  2. 29 pts – Gene Topper

  3. 28 pts – Jay Sharman

  4. 26 pts – Jim Bendat

  5. 25 pts – Louie Vaccher, OldAHWilcdat

  6. 24 pts – JH Elder’s Ghost

  7. 23 pts – @HartlCat46

  8. 22 pts – Packers Suck,

  9. 19 pts – Lower Wacker

  10. 18 pts – Liam Kennedy, Paul Schatz

  11. 16 pts – Jacob Brown

  12. 12 pts – Garrett Pollack

  13. 11 pts – Chappy

  14. 10 pts – @johnsonbenr

  15. 5 pts – Zach Simpson

 

The Day 5 Questions:

15 Total Points are up for grabs today!

To see the questions from previous days, click here:

Day 1Day 2Day 3; Day 4

For a recap of the rules, check out this post.

 

Question #1 (4 possible points):  Name 3 Northwestern football games that were decided by 2-point conversions, and what was Northwestern’s record in those 3 games?

*EDIT:  We just want to make it clear that we are specifically referring to games where the LAST PLAY was a 2-point conversion! 

**EDIT TO THE EDIT:  OK, not necessarily the LITERAL LAST PLAY, but the game was effectively won or lost on a 2-pointer that happened right at the end of the game.

 

Question #2 (4 possible points):  Name the player who caught the SECOND Victory Right pass in 2001, name the player who scored the winning points in the same game, and name both players on the opposing team who returned a kick or punt for a touchdown in the same game.

 

Question #3 (2 possible points):  Name the player who “stripped” Anthony Thomas in the Instant Classic Game in 2000, and name the player who recovered the fumble.

 

Question #4 (2 points):  Identify the Player, Season, and Opponent in this photo. (We went with a little more of an abstract look on this one, but all the clues you need to answer it are there if you’re paying attention!)

 

Photo 5

Day 2 Clean Sweep Bonus: 3 points

NU FOOTBALL QUIZ – DAY 4

Welcome to Day 4 of the NU Football Quiz!

 

 

Remember to check out Episode 425, where we will reveal the answers for Days 1-3 and recap the action so far!

 

Current Leaderboard:

Team Division

  1. 20 pts – West Lot Warriors

  2. 15 pts – Ex-InsideNU Dream Team

  3. 13 pts – Former Wildside Presidents

  4. 8 pts – WLP Tailgate Support Crew

  5. 7 pts – WNUR Directors

Individual Division

  1. 20 pts – Gene Topper

  2. 19 pts – @RLins12

  3. 18 pts – Jay Sharman

  4. 17 pts – Jim Bendat

  5. 16 pts – @HartlCat46

  6. 14 pts – JH Elder’s Ghost, Jacob Brown, Louie Vaccher

  7. 13 pts – Packers Suck, Lower Wacker, Liam Kennedy

  8. 12 pts – Paul Schatz

  9. 11 pts – Chappy

  10. 10 pts – OldAHWildcat

  11. 8 pts – Garrett Pollack

  12. 6 pts – @johnsonbenr

  13. 5 pts – Zach Simpson

 

The Day 4 Questions:

 

15 Total Points are up for grabs today!

To see the questions from previous days, click here:

Day 1Day 2; Day 3

For a recap of the rules, check out this post.

 

Question #1 (4 possible points):  The second of the “Deep Cut” trivia questions is a doozy.  It only tangentially involves NU Football, but we had to include it:

Napoleon Harris played for an absolute juggernaut of a high school basketball team.  How loaded was this team?  There were roughly 30 NFL/NBA seasons of talent on the roster, and that actually sells the depth of the team short!

This squad quite likely would have won 3 straight Illinois State Championships…but the same team (winner of FOUR straight championships) knocked them out of the state tourney all three years.

Name Napo’s high school, name any one of his hoops teammates, name the team that knocked his school out those three years, and name any player on THAT team.

 

Question #2 (3 possible points):  What team was removed from Northwestern’s schedule as a result of 9/11, what team replaced it, and who was the coach of the replacement team?

 

Question #3 (3 possible points):  Name 3 players who played both football and baseball at Northwestern.

 

Question #4 (2 points):  Identify the Player, Season, and Opponent in this photo. (Apologies for the res on this one.)

 

Day4

Day 2 Clean Sweep Bonus: 3 points