1937 Wisconsin Badgers football team

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1937 Wisconsin Badgers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1937 record 4–3–1 (2–2–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Harry Stuhldreher (2nd year)
MVP Howard Weiss
Captain Fred Benz
Home stadium Camp Randall Stadium
Seasons
← 1936
1938 →
1937 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 5 Minnesota $ 5 0 0     6 2 0
No. 13 Ohio State 5 1 0     6 2 0
Indiana 3 2 0     5 3 0
Michigan 3 3 0     4 4 0
Northwestern 3 3 0     4 4 0
Purdue 2 2 1     4 3 1
Wisconsin 2 2 1     4 3 1
Illinois 2 3 0     3 3 2
Chicago 0 4 0     1 6 0
Iowa 0 5 0     1 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1937 Wisconsin Badgers football team was an American football team that represented the University of Wisconsin in the 1937 Big Ten Conference football season. The team compiled a 4–3–1 record (2–2–1 against conference opponents) and finished in a tie for sixth place in the Big Ten Conference. Harry Stuhldreher was in his second year as Wisconsin's head coach.[1][2]

Fullback Howard Weiss was selected as the team's most valuable player.[3] End Fred Benz was the team captain.[4] Benz and halfback Bill Schmitz were selected as second-team All-Big Ten players by the Associated Press and United Press, respectively.[5][6]

The team played its home games at Camp Randall Stadium, which had a capacity of 36,000.[7] During the 1937 season, the average attendance at home games was 24,121.[8]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 25 South Dakota State* Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 32–0  
October 2 Marquette* Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI W 12–0  
October 9 Chicago Stagg FieldChicago, IL W 27–0  
October 16 at Iowadagger Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI W 13–6  
October 23 at No. 3 Pittsburgh* No. 16 Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA L 0–21  
October 30 Northwestern Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI L 6–14  
November 13 Purdue Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI T 7–7  
November 20 at No. 7 Minnesota Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN (Slab of Bacon) L 6–13  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. All times are in Central Time.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1937 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, 219. Retrieved March 14, 2017. 
  3. ^ 2016 Fact Book, p. 181.
  4. ^ 2016 Fact Book, p. 185.
  5. ^ "Six Schools Get Places on Big Ten Selection". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (AP story). November 23, 1937. p. 20. 
  6. ^ "Big Ten Team Named by United Press". The San Bernardino County Sun. November 21, 1937. p. 18. 
  7. ^ 2016 Fact Book, p. 280.
  8. ^ 2016 Fact Book, p. 258.