1926 Wisconsin Badgers football team

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1926 Wisconsin Badgers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1926 record 5–2–1 (3–2–1 Big Ten)
Head coach George Little (2nd year)
MVP Jefferson Burrus
Captain Doyle Harmon
Home stadium Camp Randall Stadium
Uniform
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Seasons
← 1925
1927 →
1926 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Michigan + 5 0 0     7 1 0
Northwestern + 5 0 0     7 1 0
Ohio State 3 1 0     7 1 0
Purdue 2 1 1     5 2 1
Wisconsin 3 2 1     5 2 1
Illinois 2 2 0     6 2 0
Minnesota 2 2 0     5 3 0
Indiana 0 4 0     3 5 0
Iowa 0 5 0     3 5 0
Chicago 0 5 0     2 6 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from Dickinson System

The 1926 Wisconsin Badgers football team was an American football team that represented the University of Wisconsin in the 1926 Big Ten Conference football season. The team compiled a 5–2–1 record (3–2–1 against conference opponents), finished in fifth place in the Big Ten Conference, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 122 to 72. George Little was in his second and final year as Wisconsin's head coach.[1][2]

End Jefferson Burrus was selected as the team's most valuable player.[3] Burrus was also selected by the United Press as a second-team player on the 1926 All-Big Ten Conference football team.[4] Doyle Harmon was the team captain.[5]

The team played its home games at Camp Randall Stadium. The stadium's capacity was expanded in 1926 from 29,783 to 38,293.[6] During the 1926 season, the average attendance at home games was 19,228.[7]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site Result
October 2 Cornell* Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 38–0  
October 9 Kansas* Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI W 13–0  
October 16 at Purdue Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN T 0–0  
October 23 Indiana Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI W 27–2  
October 30 at Minnesota Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI L 10–16  
November 6 at Michigan Ferry FieldAnn Arbor, MI L 0–37  
November 13 Iowa Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI W 20–10  
November 20 at Chicago Stagg FieldChicago, IL W 14–7  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. All times are in Central Time.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1926 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. 181.
  4. ^ Clark B. Kelsey (November 23, 1926). "United Press Honors Herb Joesting: Karow and Tiny Lewis Share Honors". The Brainerd Daily Dispatch. p. 6. 
  5. ^ 2016 Fact Book, p. 185.
  6. ^ 2016 Fact Book, p. 280.
  7. ^ 2016 Fact Book, p. 258.