1940 Wisconsin Badgers football team

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1940 Wisconsin Badgers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1940 record 4–4 (3–3 Big Ten)
Head coach Harry Stuhldreher (5th year)
MVP George Paskvan
Captain John Tennant
Home stadium Camp Randall Stadium
Seasons
← 1939
1941 →
1940 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Minnesota $ 6 0 0     8 0 0
#3 Michigan 3 1 0     7 1 0
#8 Northwestern 4 2 0     6 2 0
Ohio State 3 3 0     4 4 0
Wisconsin 3 3 0     4 4 0
Iowa 2 3 0     4 4 0
Indiana 2 3 0     3 5 0
Purdue 1 4 0     2 6 0
Illinois 0 5 0     1 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1940 Wisconsin Badgers football team was an American football team that represented the University of Wisconsin in the 1940 Big Ten Conference football season. The team compiled a 4–4 record (3–3 against conference opponents) and finished in a tie for fourth place in the Big Ten Conference. Harry Stuhldreher was in his fifth year as Wisconsin's head coach.[1][2]

Fullback George Paskvan was selected by the Associated Press (AP) as a second-team player, and by the United Press (UP) as a third-team player, on the 1940 College Football All-America Team.[3][4] He was also selected by both the AP and UP as a first-team player on the 1940 All-Big Ten Conference football team,[5][6] and as Wisconsin's most valuable player.[7] John Tennant was the team captain.[8]

The team played its home games at Camp Randall Stadium which was expanded to a capacity of 45,000 for the 1940 season.[9] During the 1940 season, the average attendance at home games was 26,277.[10]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site Result
October 5 Marquette* Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 33–19  
October 12 at Iowa Iowa StadiumIowa City, IA L 12–30  
October 19 No. 4 Northwestern Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI L 7–27  
October 26 at Purdue Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN W 14–13  
November 2 Illinoisdagger Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI W 13–6  
November 9 at Columbia* Baker FieldNew York, NY L 6–7  
November 16 Indiana Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI W 27–10  
November 23 No. 1 Minnesota Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI (Slab of Bacon) L 13–22  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. All times are in Central Time.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1940 Wisconsin Badgers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. March 13, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Wisconsin Football 2016 Fact Book" (PDF). University of Wisconsin. 2016. pp. 212, 219. 
  3. ^ Herb Barker (December 8, 1940). "Two Dixie Stars Fill Flank Posts on All-America". The Sunday Spartanburg Herald-Journal. 
  4. ^ Harry Ferguson (December 4, 1940). "Albert Named on United Press All-America 11". Lodi News-Sentinel. 
  5. ^ Earl Hilligan (November 24, 1940). "Harmon and Evashevski Repeat on AP's All-Big Ten: Michigan Stars Named for Third Year in a Row". St. Petersburg Times (AP story). p. 12. 
  6. ^ "Big Ten Honors Won By Rankin". Toledo Blade (UP story). November 23, 1940. 
  7. ^ 2016 Fact Book, p. 181.
  8. ^ 2016 Fact Book, p. 185.
  9. ^ 2016 Fact Book, p. 280.
  10. ^ 2016 Fact Book, p. 258.