1930 Wisconsin Badgers football team

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1930 Wisconsin Badgers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1930 record 6–2–1 (2–2–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Glenn Thistlethwaite (4th year)
MVP Ernie Lusby
Captain Milt Gantenbein
Home stadium Camp Randall Stadium
Seasons
← 1929
1931 →
1930 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 Michigan + 5 0 0     8 0 1
#4 Northwestern + 5 0 0     7 1 0
Purdue 4 2 0     6 2 0
Wisconsin 2 2 1     6 2 1
Ohio State 2 2 1     5 2 1
Minnesota 1 3 0     3 4 1
Indiana 1 3 0     2 5 1
Illinois 1 4 0     3 5 0
Iowa 0 1 0     4 4 0
Chicago 0 4 0     2 5 2
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from Dickinson System

The 1930 Wisconsin Badgers football team was an American football team that represented the University of Wisconsin in the 1930 Big Ten Conference football season. The team compiled a 6–2–1 record (2–2–1 against conference opponents), finished in a tie for fourth place in the Big Ten Conference, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 227 to 40. Glenn Thistlethwaite was in his fourth year as Wisconsin's head coach.[1][2]

Tackle Milo Lubratovich was a consensus first-team player on both the 1930 College Football All-America Team and the 1930 All-Big Ten Conference football team. Guard Greg Kabat was selected by the Associated Press (AP) as a first-team player on the All-Big Ten team, and end Milt Gantenbein was selected by the AP, UP, and NEA as a second-team All-Big Ten player.[3][4][5][6]

Halfback Ernie Lusby was selected as the team's most valuable player.[7] Gantenbein was the team captain.[8]

The team played its home games at Camp Randall Stadium, which had a capacity of 38,293.[9] During the 1930 season, the average attendance at home games was 18,175.[10]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site Result
October 4 Lawrence* Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 53–6  
October 4 Carleton* Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI W 28–0  
October 11 Chicago Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI W 34–0  
October 18 Pennsylvania*dagger Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI W 27–0  
October 25 at Purdue Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN L 6–7  
November 1 at Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH T 0–0  
November 8 South Dakota State* Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI W 58–7  
November 15 at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL L 7–20  
November 22 Minnesota Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI (Slab of Bacon) W 14–0  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. All times are in Central Time.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1930 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, 218. Retrieved March 15, 2017. 
  3. ^ "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 5. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  4. ^ Paul Mickelson (November 28, 1930). "Northwestern Places 4 Stars". Prescott Evening Courier (AP story). 
  5. ^ "NEA and Rockne All-Big Ten selections". The Capital Times. November 28, 1930. p. 17. 
  6. ^ "United Press Names Big Ten All Stars: Wildcats Lead With Four Men on Honor Team; Harry Newman Called Best Quarterback in Conference Since Friedman". Decatur Herald. November 24, 1930. p. 3. 
  7. ^ 2016 Fact Book, p. 181.
  8. ^ 2016 Fact Book, p. 185.
  9. ^ 2016 Fact Book, p. 280.
  10. ^ 2016 Fact Book, p. 258.