1931 Wisconsin Badgers football team

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1931 Wisconsin Badgers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1931 record 5–4–1 (3–3 Big Ten)
Head coach Glenn Thistlethwaite (5th season)
MVP Harold Smith
Captain Harold Smith
Home stadium Camp Randall Stadium
Seasons
← 1930
1932 →
1931 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10 Purdue + 5 1 0     9 1 0
Michigan + 5 1 0     8 1 1
Northwestern + 5 1 0     7 1 1
Ohio State 4 2 0     6 3 0
Minnesota 3 2 0     7 3 0
Wisconsin 3 3 0     5 4 1
Indiana 1 4 1     2 5 1
Chicago 1 4 0     2 6 1
Iowa 0 3 1     1 6 1
Illinois 0 6 0     2 6 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from Dickinson System

The 1931 Wisconsin Badgers football team was an American football team that represented the University of Wisconsin in the 1931 Big Ten Conference football season. The team compiled a 5–4–1 record (3–3 against conference opponents), finished in sixth place in the Big Ten Conference, and was outscored by all opponents by a combined total of 110 to 104. Glenn Thistlethwaite was in his fifth and final year as Wisconsin's head coach.[1][2]

Guard Greg Kabat was selected by the Associated Press (AP) and Central Press (CP) as a third-team player on the 1931 College Football All-America Team,[3][4] and by the AP and the Big Ten team captains as a first-team player on the 1931 All-Big Ten Conference football team.[5][6]

Tackle Harold Smith was selected as the team's most valuable player.[7] Smith was also the team captain.[8]

The team played its home games at Camp Randall Stadium, which had a capacity of 38,293.[9] During the 1931 season, the average attendance at home games was 15,068.[10]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site Result
October 3 Bradley* Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 33–6  
October 3 North Dakota State* Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI W 12–7  
October 10 Auburn* Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI T 7–7  
October 17 Purdue Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI W 21–14  
October 24 at Pennsylvania* Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA L 13–27  
October 31 at Minnesota Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN (Slab of Bacon) L 0–14  
November 7 at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL W 7–6  
November 14 Ohio Statedagger Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI L 0–6  
November 21 at Chicago Stagg FieldChicago, IL W 12–7  
November 28 at Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI L 0–16  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. All times are in Central Time.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1931 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. ^ "All Sections of Country Represented on Team; National Honors Given 1931 Grid Star". Reno Evening Gazette. December 5, 1931. 
  4. ^ Bitt, Bill (Central Sports Editor) (December 9, 1931). "Real 1931 All-American Team Selected by College Captains". The Evening Independent (Massillon, Ohio). 
  5. ^ Paul Mickelson (November 24, 1931). "Northwestern Places Five Players on Two All-Western Elevens". The Independent, St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP story). p. 4A. 
  6. ^ Claire M. Burcky (December 13, 1931). "Captains Pick Outstanding Players". The Sunday Spartanburg Herald-Journal. p. 32. 
  7. ^ 2016 Fact Book, p. 181.
  8. ^ 2016 Fact Book, p. 185.
  9. ^ 2016 Fact Book, p. 280.
  10. ^ 2016 Fact Book, p. 258.