1923 Wisconsin Badgers football team

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1923 Wisconsin Badgers football
Marty Below.png
Team captain and consensus
All-American Marty Below
Conference Big Ten Conference
1923 record 3–3–1 (1–3–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Jack Ryan (1st year)
Captain Marty Below
Home stadium Camp Randall Stadium
Seasons
← 1922
1924 →
1923 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Illinois + 5 0 0     8 0 0
Michigan + 4 0 0     8 0 0
Chicago 5 1 0     7 1 0
Minnesota 2 1 1     5 1 1
Iowa 3 3 0     5 3 0
Indiana 2 2 0     3 4 0
Wisconsin 1 3 1     3 3 1
Ohio State 1 4 0     3 4 1
Purdue 1 4 0     2 5 1
Northwestern 0 6 0     2 6 0
  • + – Conference co-champions

The 1923 Wisconsin Badgers football team was an American football team that represented the University of Wisconsin in the 1923 Big Ten Conference football season. The team compiled a 3–3–1 record (1–3–1 against conference opponents), finished in seventh place in the Big Ten Conference, and outscored its opponents by a combined total of 89 to 32. Jack Ryan was in his first year as Wisconsin's head coach.[1][2]

Marty Below was the team captain.[3] Below was also a consensus first-team player on the 1923 College Football All-America Team.[4] Guard Adolph Bieberstein and fullback Merrill Taft were selected by Billy Evans for his "National Honor Roll" of the best players in the country.[5][6]

The team played its home games at Camp Randall Stadium, which had a seating capacity of 14,000.[7] During the 1923 season, the average attendance at home games was 16,387.[8]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site Result
October 6 Coe* Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 7–3  
October 13 Michigan State* Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI W 21–0  
October 20 at Indiana Jordan Field • Bloomington, IN W 52–0  
October 27 Minnesotadagger Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI T 0–0  
November 10 at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL L 0–10  
November 17 Michigan Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI L 3–6  
November 24 at Chicago Stagg FieldChicago, IL L 6–13  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. All times are in Central Time.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1923 Wisconsin Badgers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. March 14, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Wisconsin Football 2016 Fact Book" (PDF). University of Wisconsin. 2016. pp. 212, 217. Retrieved March 16, 2017. 
  3. ^ 2016 Fact Book, p. 185.
  4. ^ "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 5. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  5. ^ "150 Leading Sport Writers Pick All-American Eleven". Santa Ana Register. December 29, 1923. p. 10. Retrieved July 16, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  6. ^ "National All-Star". The Wichita Beacon. December 17, 1922. p. 18. Retrieved July 23, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  7. ^ 2016 Fact Book, p. 280.
  8. ^ 2016 Fact Book, p. 258.