1932 Wisconsin Badgers football team

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1932 Wisconsin Badgers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
AP No. 11 (Dickinson System)
1932 record 6–1–1 (4–1–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Clarence Spears (1st year)
MVP Mickey McGuire
Captain Greg Kabat
Home stadium Camp Randall Stadium
Seasons
← 1931
1933 →
1932 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Michigan + 6 0 0     8 0 0
#4 Purdue + 5 0 1     7 0 1
#11 Wisconsin 4 1 1     6 1 1
#6 Ohio State 2 1 2     4 1 3
Northwestern 2 3 1     3 4 1
Minnesota 2 3 0     5 3 0
Illinois 2 4 0     5 4 0
Indiana 1 4 1     3 4 1
Chicago 1 4 0     3 4 1
Iowa 0 5 0     1 7 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from Dickinson System

The 1932 Wisconsin Badgers football team was an American football team that represented the University of Wisconsin in the 1932 Big Ten Conference football season. The team compiled a 6–1–1 record (4–1–1 against conference opponents), finished in third place in the Big Ten Conference, outscored all opponents by a combined total of 151 to 48, and was ranked No. 11 at the end of the season under the Dickinson System. Clarence Spears was in his first year as Wisconsin's head coach.[1][2]

Guard Greg Kabat was selected by the Associated Press (AP) and United Press (UP) as a first-team player on the 1932 All-Big Ten Conference football team.[3][4] Kabat was also the team captain.[5]

In the annual rivalry game with Minnesota, halfback Walter "Mickey" McGuire scored all three touchdowns, including an 85-yard return of the opening kickoff and the game-winning touchdown reception with seconds remaining, as the Badgers defeated the Gophers, 20–13.[6] McGuire was selected as the team's most valuable player,[7] and he was also selected by the AP and UP as a second-team All-Big Ten halfback.[3][4]

The team played its home games at Camp Randall Stadium. The capacity was reduced from 38,293 to 32,700 for the 1932 season.[8] During the 1932 season, the average attendance at home games was 16,344.[9]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site Result
October 1 Marquette* Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 7–2  
October 8 Iowa Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI W 34–0  
October 15 at Purdue Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN L 6–7  
October 22 Coe* Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI W 39–0  
October 29 at Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH T 7–7  
November 5 Illinoisdagger Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI W 20–12  
November 12 at Minnesota Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI (Slab of Bacon) W 20–13  
November 19 at Chicago Stagg FieldChicago, IL W 18–7  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. All times are in Central Time.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1932 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 14, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Associated Press Names Berry on All-Conference Team". Daily Illini. November 22, 1932. p. 6. 
  4. ^ a b "Michigan and Purdue Gain Three Places on First Conference Team". The Decatur Daily Review. November 21, 1932. p. 5. 
  5. ^ 2016 Fact Book, p. 185.
  6. ^ "Wisconsin Defeats Minnesota, 20-13: Last Minute Score Breaks Up Deadlock". Eau Claire (WI) Leader. November 13, 1932. p. 1. 
  7. ^ 2016 Fact Book, pp. 181, 267, and 282.
  8. ^ 2016 Fact Book, p. 280.
  9. ^ 2016 Fact Book, p. 258.