1921 Wisconsin Badgers football team

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1921 Wisconsin Badgers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1921 record 5–1–1 (3–1–1 Big Ten)
Head coach John R. Richards (5th season)
Captain Guy Sundt
Home stadium Camp Randall Stadium
Seasons
← 1920
1922 →
1921 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Iowa $ 5 0 0     7 0 0
Chicago 4 1 0     6 1 0
Ohio State 4 1 0     5 2 0
Wisconsin 3 1 1     5 1 1
Michigan 2 1 1     5 1 1
Indiana 1 2 0     3 4 0
Minnesota 2 4 0     3 4 0
Illinois 1 4 0     3 4 0
Purdue 1 4 0     1 6 0
Northwestern 0 5 0     1 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1921 Wisconsin Badgers football team was an American football team that represented the University of Wisconsin in the 1921 Big Ten Conference football season. The team compiled a 5–1–1 record (3–1–1 against conference opponents), finished in fourth place in the Big Ten Conference, shut out four of seven opponents, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 141 to 13. John R. Richards was in his fifth year as Wisconsin's head coach.[1][2]

Fullback Guy Sundt was the team captain.[3] Halfback Al Elliott was selected as a second-team All-American by Norman E. Brown of the Central Press.[4] Four Wisconsin players received first-team All-Big Ten honors: Al Elliott, end Stevens Gould, center George Bunge, and halfback Rollie Williams.[5][6][7][8]

The team played its home games at Camp Randall Stadium, the stadium's seating capacity was increased from 10,000 to 14,000 prior to the 1921 season.[9] During the 1921 season, the average attendance at home games was 11,962.[10]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site Result
October 1 Lawrence* Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 28–0  
October 8 South Dakota State* Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI W 24–3  
October 15 at Northwestern Northwestern FieldEvanston, IL W 27–0  
October 22 at Illinois Illinois FieldChampaign, IL W 20–0  
October 29 Minnesotadagger Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, IL W 35–0  
November 12 Michigan Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI T 7–7  
November 19 at Chicago Stagg FieldChicago, IL L 0–3  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. All times are in Central Time.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1921 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. ^ "Western Players Predominate On All American Team Picked By Normy Brown". Capital Times. November 28, 1921. 
  5. ^ "Billy Evans Picks All-Western Conference Eleven for 1921". Iowa City Press-Citizen. November 26, 1921. p. 5. 
  6. ^ "Hawk Stars Get Places on Elevens". Iowa City Press-Citizen. November 28, 1921. p. 4. 
  7. ^ "Some All Conference Selections". The Michigan Alumnus. December 1, 1921. p. 243. 
  8. ^ Luther A. Huston (December 11, 1921). "Galaxy of Star Players Wore Moleskin In Big Ten During 1921 Season". Tulsa Daily World. 
  9. ^ 2016 Fact Book, p. 280.
  10. ^ 2016 Fact Book, p. 258.