1919 Wisconsin Badgers football team

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1919 Wisconsin Badgers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1919 record 5–2 (3–2 Big Ten)
Head coach John R. Richards (3rd season)
Home stadium Camp Randall Stadium
Seasons
← 1918
1920 →
1919 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Illinois $ 6 1 0     6 1 0
Ohio State 3 1 0     6 1 0
Chicago 4 2 0     5 2 0
Wisconsin 3 2 0     5 2 0
Minnesota 3 2 0     4 2 1
Iowa 2 2 0     5 2 0
Michigan 1 4 0     3 4 0
Northwestern 1 4 0     2 5 0
Indiana 0 2 0     3 4 0
Purdue 0 3 0     2 4 1
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1919 Wisconsin Badgers football team was an American football team that represented the University of Wisconsin in the 1919 Big Ten Conference football season. The team compiled a 5–2 record (3–2 against conference opponents), finished in a tie for fourth place in the Big Ten Conference, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 91 to 41. John R. Richards was in his third year as Wisconsin's head coach.[1][2]

Center Charles Carpenter was the team captain.[3] Carpenter was also a consensus first-team selection for the 1919 College Football All-America Team.[4]

End Paul Meyers was selected as an All-American by Walter Eckersall.[5] Meyers had an 80-yard touchdown reception, on a pass from Wally Barr, in a game against Minnesota on November 1, 1919. The play held the Wisconsin record for longest pass and reception for 63 years.[6]

Three Wisconsin players received first-team All-Big Ten honors: Charles Carpenter, Paul Meyers, and end Frank Weston.[7][8]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site Result
October 4 Ripon* Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 37–0  
October 11 Marquette* Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI W 13–0  
October 18 at Northwestern Northwestern FieldEvanston, IL W 10–6  
October 25 at Illinois Illinois FieldChampaign, IL W 14–10  
November 1 Minnesotadagger Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI L 7–19  
November 15 Ohio State Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI L 0–3  
November 22 at Chicago Stagg FieldChicago, IL W 10–3  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. All times are in Central Time.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1919 Wisconsin Badgers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. March 17, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Wisconsin Football 2016 Fact Book" (PDF). University of Wisconsin. 2016. pp. 212, 217. Retrieved March 18, 2017. 
  3. ^ 2016 Fact Book, p. 185.
  4. ^ "Football Award Winners" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2016. p. 6. Retrieved March 17, 2017. 
  5. ^ 2016 Fact Book, p. 167.
  6. ^ 2016 Fact Book, p. 110.
  7. ^ Walter Camp (ed.). Spalding's Official Foot Ball Guide 1920. A. G. Spalding & Brothers (Spalding's Athletic Library). p. 41. 
  8. ^ "Walter Eckersall Selects His First and Second All-Conference Football Elevens For Past Season". Detroit Free Press. November 30, 1919. p. 21.