1929 Wisconsin Badgers football team

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1929 Wisconsin Badgers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1929 record 4–5 (1–4 Big Ten)
Head coach Glenn Thistlethwaite (3rd season)
MVP Harold Rebholz
Captain John Parks
Home stadium Camp Randall Stadium
Seasons
← 1928
1930 →
1929 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Purdue $ 5 0 0     8 0 0
#5 Illinois 3 1 1     6 1 1
Minnesota 3 2 0     6 2 0
Northwestern 3 2 0     6 3 0
Iowa 2 2 2     4 2 2
Ohio State 2 2 1     4 3 1
Michigan 1 3 1     5 3 1
Indiana 1 3 1     2 6 1
Chicago 1 3 0     7 3 0
Wisconsin 1 4 0     4 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from Dickinson System

The 1929 Wisconsin Badgers football team was an American football team that represented the University of Wisconsin in the 1929 Big Ten Conference football season. The team compiled a 4–5 record (1–4 against conference opponents), finished in last place in the Big Ten Conference, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 88 to 78. Glenn Thistlethwaite was in his third year as Wisconsin's head coach.[1][2]

Fullback Harold Rebholz was selected as the team's most valuable player.[3] Guard John Parks was the team captain.[4] Parks was also selected by the United Press as a first-team player on the 1929 All-Big Ten Conference football team.[5]

The team played its home games at Camp Randall Stadium, which had a capacity of 38,293.[6] During the 1929 season, the average attendance at home games was 21,560.[7]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site Result
September 28 Ripon* Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 22–0  
September 28 South Dakota State* Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI W 21–0  
October 5 Colgate* Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI W 13–6  
October 12 Northwestern Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI L 0–7  
October 19 vs. Notre Dame* Soldier Field[8]Chicago, IL L 0–19  
October 26 Iowa Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI L 0–14  
November 2 Purduedagger Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI L 0–13  
November 9 at Chicago Stagg FieldChicago, IL W 20–6  
November 23 at Minnesota Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN L 12–13  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. All times are in Central Time.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1929 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. ^ Bert Demby (November 26, 1929). "All Big Ten Football Team Named; Picking Best Centers Difficult". The News-Herald (Franklin, Pennsylvania). p. 12. 
  6. ^ 2016 Fact Book, p. 280.
  7. ^ 2016 Fact Book, p. 258.
  8. ^ "Soldier Field Event History". Archived from the original on 2014-07-13.