1927 Wisconsin Badgers football team

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1927 Wisconsin Badgers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1927 record 4–4 (1–4 Big Ten)
Head coach Glenn Thistlethwaite (1st year)
MVP Ed Crofoot
Captain Ed Crofoot
Home stadium Camp Randall Stadium
Uniform
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Seasons
← 1926
1928 →
1927 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Illinois + 5 0 0     7 0 1
#3 Minnesota + 3 0 1     6 0 2
#7 Michigan 3 2 0     6 2 0
Chicago 3 3 0     4 4 0
Purdue 2 2 0     6 2 0
Northwestern 2 3 0     4 4 0
Ohio State 2 3 0     4 4 0
Indiana 1 2 1     3 4 1
Iowa 1 4 0     4 4 0
Wisconsin 1 4 0     4 4 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from Dickinson System

The 1927 Wisconsin Badgers football team was an American football team that represented the University of Wisconsin in the 1927 Big Ten Conference football season. The team compiled a 4–4 record (1–4 against conference opponents), finished in a tie for last place in the Big Ten Conference, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 96 to 75. Glenn Thistlethwaite was in his first year as Wisconsin's head coach.[1][2]

Halfback Ed Crofoot was selected as the team's most valuable player,[3] the team captain,[4] and a first-team player on the 1927 All-Big Ten Conference football team.[5] Other notable players included halfback Gene H. Rose, end Don Cameron, and tackle Stanley Binish.

The team played its home games at Camp Randall Stadium, which had a capacity of 38,293.[6] During the 1927 season, the average attendance at home games was 18,512.[7]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site Result
October 1 Cornell* Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 31–6  
October 8 at Kansas* Memorial StadiumLawrence KS W 26–6  
October 15 Michigan Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI L 0–14  
October 22 Purdue Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI W 12–6  
October 29 at Minnesota Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN L 7–13  
November 5 Grinnell* Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI W 20–2  
November 12 Iowadagger Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI L 0–16  
November 19 at Chicago Stagg FieldChicago, IL L 0–6  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. All times are in Central Time.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1927 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. ^ 2016 Fact Book, p. 185.
  5. ^ "Big Ten Grid Coaches Choose All-Conference Mythical Elevens". Daily Illini. November 24, 1927. 
  6. ^ 2016 Fact Book, p. 280.
  7. ^ 2016 Fact Book, p. 258.