1944 Wisconsin Badgers football team

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1944 Wisconsin Badgers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1944 record 3–6 (2–4 Big Ten)
Head coach Harry Stuhldreher (9th year)
Home stadium Camp Randall Stadium
Seasons
« 1943 1945 »
1944 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Ohio State 6 0 0     9 0 0
#8 Michigan 5 2 0     8 2 0
Purdue 4 2 0     5 5 0
Minnesota 3 2 1     5 3 1
Indiana 4 3 0     7 3 0
#15 Illinois 3 3 0     5 4 1
Wisconsin 2 4 0     3 6 0
Northwestern 0 5 1     1 7 1
Iowa 0 6 0     1 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1944 Wisconsin Badgers football team represented the University of Wisconsin–Madison in the 1944 college football season. This was the first season since 1905 that the Badgers started the season away from home.

With a war-depleted roster, freshman Allan Schafer was named the starting quarterback. Schafer died as a result of injuries sustained in the game versus Iowa. He was seventeen years old. His family founded the Allan Schafer Memorial Fund and the Allan J. Shafer, Jr. Memorial Award at the University of Wisconsin was created in his honor. His jersey number (#83) was retired and his name appears on the Camp Randall Stadium façade.[1][2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 30 at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL W 7–6  
October 7 Marquette* Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 21–2  
October 14 #8 Ohio Statedagger #19 Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI L 7–20  
October 21 at #1 Notre Dame* Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, Indiana L 13–28  
October 28 #16 Great Lakes Navy* Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI L 12–40  
November 4 at Purdue Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN L 0–35  
November 11 Iowa Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI W 26-7  
November 18 at #5 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI L 0–14  
November 25 Minnesota Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI L 26–28  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. All times are in Central Time.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Flaherty, Tom (November 13, 1994). ""Never A Star, No. 83 Left Mark At Wisconsin"". Milwaukee Journal. Retrieved November 23, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Shafer's Jersey Number to be Retired". University of Wisconsin. Retrieved November 23, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Wisconsin Badgers Index". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-07-28.