1939 Wisconsin Badgers football team

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1939 Wisconsin Badgers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1939 record 1–6–1 (0–5–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Harry Stuhldreher (4th season)
MVP George Paskvan
Captain Ralph Moeller
Home stadium Camp Randall Stadium
Seasons
← 1938
1940 →
1939 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 15 Ohio State $ 5 1 0     6 2 0
No. 9 Iowa 4 1 1     6 1 1
No. 20 Michigan 3 2 0     6 2 0
Purdue 2 1 2     3 3 2
Northwestern 3 2 1     3 4 1
Illinois 3 3 0     3 4 1
Minnesota 2 3 1     3 4 1
Indiana 2 3 0     2 4 2
Wisconsin 0 5 1     1 6 1
Chicago 0 3 0     2 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1939 Wisconsin Badgers football team was an American football team that represented the University of Wisconsin in the 1939 Big Ten Conference football season. The team compiled a 1–6–1 record (0–5–1 against conference opponents) and finished in ninth place in the Big Ten Conference. Harry Stuhldreher was in his fourth year as Wisconsin's head coach.[1][2]

Fullback George Paskvan was selected by the Associated Press and United Press as a first-team player on the 1939 All-Big Ten Conference football team].[3][4] He was also selected as Wisconsin's most valuable player.[5] Ralph Moeller was the team captain.[6]

The team played its home games at Camp Randall Stadium, which had a capacity of 36,000.[7] During the 1939 season, the average attendance at home games was 23,726.[8]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 30 Marquette* Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 14–13  
October 7 Texas* Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI L 7–17  
October 14 Indiana Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI L 0–14  
October 21 at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL L 7–13  
October 28 Iowa Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI L 13–19  
November 11 at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL L 0–7  
November 18 Purduedagger Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI T 7–7  
November 25 at Minnesota Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN (Slab of Bacon) L 6–23  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. All times are in Central Time.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1939 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. ^ "Nile Kinnick Tops Annual Big Ten All-Star Team Selection". The Palm Beach Post (AP story). November 28, 1939. p. 10. 
  4. ^ "Tom Harmon Named on United Press Big Ten Team". The Evening Chronicle (Marshall, Michigan). November 24, 1939. p. 6. 
  5. ^ 2016 Fact Book, p. 181.
  6. ^ 2016 Fact Book, p. 185.
  7. ^ 2016 Fact Book, p. 280.
  8. ^ 2016 Fact Book, p. 258.