1938 Wisconsin Badgers football team

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1938 Wisconsin Badgers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1938 record 5–3 (3–2 Big Ten)
Head coach Harry Stuhldreher (3rd year)
MVP Howard Weiss
Captain Ralph Moeller
Home stadium Camp Randall Stadium
Seasons
← 1937
1939 →
1938 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 10 Minnesota $ 4 1 0     6 2 0
No. 16 Michigan 3 1 1     6 1 1
Purdue 3 1 1     5 1 2
No. 17 Northwestern 2 1 2     4 2 2
Wisconsin 3 2 0     5 3 0
Ohio State 3 2 1     4 3 1
Illinois 2 3 0     3 5 0
Iowa 1 3 1     1 6 1
Indiana 1 4 0     1 6 1
Chicago 0 4 0     1 6 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1938 Wisconsin Badgers football team was an American football team that represented the University of Wisconsin in the 1938 Big Ten Conference football season. The team compiled a 5–3 record (3–2 against conference opponents) and finished in fifth place in the Big Ten Conference. Harry Stuhldreher was in his third year as Wisconsin's head coach.[1][2]

Fullback Howard Weiss was selected by the International News Service as a first-team player on the 1938 College Football All-America Team.[3] He also won the Chicago Tribune Silver Football as the most valuable player in the Big Ten.[4] He also finished sixth in the voting for the Heisman Trophy and was also selected as Wisconsin's most valuable player.[5] Ralph Moeller was the team captain.[6] Howard Weiss and center Jack Murray were selected by the Associated Press and United Press as first-team players on the 1938 All-Big Ten Conference football team.[7][8]

The team played its home games at Camp Randall Stadium, which had a capacity of 36,000.[9] During the 1938 season, the average attendance at home games was 31,731.[10]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site Result
October 1 Marquette* Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 27–0  
October 8 at Iowa Iowa StadiumIowa City, IA W 31–13  
October 15 Pittsburgh* Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI L 6–26  
October 22 at Purdue Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN L 7–13  
October 29 Indianadagger Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI W 6–0  
November 5 No. 7 Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL W 20–13  
November 12 UCLA* No. 15 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA W 14–7  
November 19 Minnesota No. 12 Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI (Slab of Bacon) L 0–21  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. All times are in Central Time.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1938 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. ^ ESPN College Football Encyclopedia. ESPN Books. 2005. p. 1174. ISBN 1401337031. 
  4. ^ Wilfrid Smith (December 18, 1938). "Weiss Voted Most Valuable in Big Ten: Star Wisconsin Full Back Wins Tribune Trophy; Heikkinen Second in Electors' Ballots". Chicago Tribune. p. 2-1. 
  5. ^ 2016 Fact Book, pp. 161, 181.
  6. ^ 2016 Fact Book, p. 185.
  7. ^ "Michigan Places 3 Stars on All Big Ten". The Independent, St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP story). November 21, 1938. p. 11. 
  8. ^ "Six Teams Put Men on Big 10 Squad of Honor". Lodi News-Sentinel (UP story). November 23, 1938. p. 7. 
  9. ^ 2016 Fact Book, p. 280.
  10. ^ 2016 Fact Book, p. 258.