1920 Wisconsin Badgers football team

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1920 Wisconsin Badgers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1920 record 6–1 (4–1 Big Ten)
Head coach John R. Richards (4th season)
Home stadium Camp Randall Stadium
Seasons
← 1919
1921 →
1920 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Ohio State $ 5 0 0     7 1 0
Wisconsin 4 1 0     6 1 0
Indiana 3 1 0     5 2 0
Illinois 4 2 0     5 2 0
Iowa 3 2 0     5 2 0
Michigan 2 2 0     5 2 0
Northwestern 2 3 0     3 4 0
Chicago 2 4 0     3 4 0
Purdue 0 4 0     2 5 0
Minnesota 0 6 0     1 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1920 Wisconsin Badgers football team was an American football team that represented the University of Wisconsin in the 1920 Big Ten Conference football season. The team compiled a 6–1 record (4–1 against conference opponents), finished in second place in the Big Ten Conference, shut out four of seven opponents, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 141 to 29. John R. Richards was in his fourth year as Wisconsin's head coach.[1][2]

End Frank Weston was the team captain.[3] Guard Ralph Scott was a consensus first-team All-American;[4] in addition, Frank Weston and center George Bunge were selected as first-team All-Americans by the Frank Menke Syndicate and Lawrence Perry, respectively.[5][6] Those three (Weston, Scott, and Bunge) and Al Elliott received first-team All-Big Ten honors.[7][8]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site Result
October 2 Lawrence* Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 60–0  
October 9 Michigan State* Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI W 27–0  
October 16 Northwestern Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI W 27–7  
October 23 at Ohio State Ohio FieldColumbus, OH L 7–13  
November 6 at Minnesota Northrop FieldMinneapolis, MN W 3–0  
November 13 Illinoisdagger Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI W 14–9  
November 20 at Chicago Stagg FieldChicago, IL W 3–0  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. All times are in Central Time.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1920 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, 217. Retrieved March 16, 2017. 
  3. ^ 2016 Fact Book, p. 185.
  4. ^ "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 5. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  5. ^ ESPN College Football Encyclopedia, p. 1154
  6. ^ "Perry Selects the Best Foot Ball Players". Lebanon Daily News. December 2, 1920. 
  7. ^ Walter Camp, ed. (1921). Spalding's Official Intercollegiate Foot Ball Guide. American Sports Publishing Company. pp. 25, 27. 
  8. ^ "Honors Divided On All-Western Football Team". Cornell Daily Sun. December 7, 1920. p. 3.