1928 Wisconsin Badgers football team

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1928 Wisconsin Badgers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
AP No. 4T (Dickinson System)
1928 record 7–1–1 (3–1–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Glenn Thistlethwaite (2nd season)
MVP Bo Cuisinier
Home stadium Camp Randall Stadium
Seasons
← 1927
1929 →
1928 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Illinois $ 4 1 0     7 1 0
Wisconsin 3 1 1     7 1 1
Minnesota 4 2 0     6 2 0
Iowa 3 2 0     6 2 0
Ohio State 3 2 0     5 2 1
Purdue 2 2 1     5 2 1
Northwestern 2 3 0     5 3 0
Michigan 2 3 0     3 4 1
Indiana 2 4 0     4 4 0
Chicago 0 5 0     2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from Dickinson System

The 1928 Wisconsin Badgers football team was an American football team that represented the University of Wisconsin in the 1928 Big Ten Conference football season. The team compiled a 7–1–1 record (3–1–1 against conference opponents), finished in second place in the Big Ten Conference, outscored all opponents by a combined total of 163 to 38, and was ranked No. 4 under the Dickinson System. Glenn Thistlethwaite was in his second year as Wisconsin's head coach.[1][2]

Quarterback Francis "Bo" Cuisinier was selected as the team's most valuable player.[3] Guard Rube Wagner was the team captain.[4] Wagner was also selected by the Associated Press (AP), United Press, and Walter Eckersall as a first-team player on the 1928 All-Big Ten Conference football team. Cuisinier was selected by the AP and Eckersall as a second-team All-Big Ten player.[5][6][7]

The team played its home games at Camp Randall Stadium, which had a capacity of 38,293.[8] During the 1928 season, the average attendance at home games was 29,334.[9]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site Result
October 6 Notre Dame* Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 22–6  
October 13 Cornell* Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI W 49–0  
October 13 North Dakota State* Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI W 13–7  
October 20 at Purdue Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN T 19–19  
October 27 at Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI W 7–0  
November 3 Alabama* Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI W 15–0  
November 10 Chicagodagger Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI W 25–0  
November 17 at Iowa Iowa FieldIowa City, IA W 13–0  
November 24 Minnesota Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI L 0–6  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. All times are in Central Time.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1928 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, 218. Retrieved March 16, 2017. 
  3. ^ 2016 Fact Book, p. 181.
  4. ^ 2016 Fact Book, p. 185.
  5. ^ "Western Loop 'All' Team Is Hard To Pick". Cape Girardeau Southeast Missourian (AP story). December 5, 1928. 
  6. ^ Frank Getty (December 1, 1928). "Three Minnesota Stars Named On All-Big Ten Selections". Decatur Herald. p. 21. 
  7. ^ "Eckersall Places Pommerening on Big Ten Lineup but Moves Him to Guard". Detroit Free Press. December 2, 1928. p. 22. 
  8. ^ 2016 Fact Book, p. 280.
  9. ^ 2016 Fact Book, p. 258.

External links[edit]

Video of Chicago game