1934 Wisconsin Badgers football team

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1934 Wisconsin Badgers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1934 record 4–4 (2–3 Big Ten)
Head coach Clarence Spears (3rd season)
MVP Milt Kummer
Captain John Bender
Home stadium Camp Randall Stadium
Seasons
← 1933
1935 →
1934 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Minnesota $ 5 0 0     8 0 0
#8 Ohio State 5 1 0     7 1 0
#4 Illinois 4 1 0     7 1 0
Purdue 3 1 0     5 3 0
Wisconsin 2 3 0     4 4 0
Northwestern 2 3 0     3 5 0
Chicago 2 4 0     4 4 0
Indiana 1 3 1     3 3 2
Iowa 1 3 1     2 5 1
Michigan 0 6 0     1 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from Dickinson System

The 1934 Wisconsin Badgers football team was an American football team that represented the University of Wisconsin in the 1934 Big Ten Conference football season. The team compiled a 4–4 record (2–3 against conference opponents) and finished in a tie for fifth place in the Big Ten Conference. Clarence Spears was in his third year as Wisconsin's head coach.[1][2]

Guard Milt Kummer was selected as the team's most valuable player.[3] John Bender was the team captain.[4] End Stan Haukedahl and guard Mario Pacetti were selected by the United Press as second-team players on the 1934 All-Big Ten Conference football team.[5] Lynn Jordan returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown against Michigan on November 10, 1934.[6]

The team played its home games at Camp Randall Stadium, which had a capacity of 32,700.[7] During the 1934 season, the average attendance at home games was 20,666.[8]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site Result
October 6 Marquette* Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 3–0  
October 13 South Dakota State* Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI W 28–7  
October 20 at Purdue Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN L 0–14  
October 27 at Notre Dame* Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN L 0–19  
November 3 at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL L 0–7  
November 10 at Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI W 10–0  
November 17 Illinoisdagger Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI W 7–3  
November 24 Minnesota Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI (Slab of Bacon) L 0–34  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. All times are in Central Time.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1934 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 14, 2017. 
  3. ^ 2016 Fact Book, p. 181.
  4. ^ 2016 Fact Book, p. 185.
  5. ^ "United Press Places Five Gophers on Big Ten Team". The Pittsburgh Press (UP story). November 26, 1934. 
  6. ^ 2016 Fact Book, p. 130.
  7. ^ 2016 Fact Book, p. 280.
  8. ^ 2016 Fact Book, p. 258.