1897 Wisconsin Badgers football
Western Conference champion
ConferenceWestern Conference
Record9–1 (3–0 Western)
Head coach
CaptainJerry Riordan
Home stadiumRandall Field
Seasons
← 1896
1898 →
1897 Western Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Wisconsin $ 3 0 0 9 1 0
Chicago 3 1 0 11 1 0
Michigan 2 1 0 6 1 1
Illinois 1 1 0 6 2 0
Purdue 1 2 0 5 3 1
Northwestern 0 2 0 5 3 0
Minnesota 0 3 0 4 4 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1897 Wisconsin Badgers football team represented the University of Wisconsin in the 1897 Western Conference football season. Led by second-year head coach Philip King, the Badgers compiled an overall record of 9–1 with a mark of 3–0 in conference play, winning the Western Conference title for the second consecutive season. The team's captain was Jerry Riordan.[1]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultSource
October 2Lake Forest*W 30–0
October 6Madison High School*
  • Randall Field
  • Madison, WI
W 8–0
October 9Rush Medical*
  • Randall Field
  • Madison, WI
W 28–0
October 16Platteville Normal*
  • Randall Field
  • Madison, WI
W 28–0
October 23Madison High School*
  • Randall Field
  • Madison, WI
W 29–0
October 30at MinnesotaMinneapolis, MN (rivalry)W 24–0
November 6Beloit*
  • Randall Field
  • Madison, WI
W 11–0
November 13at ChicagoW 25–8
November 20vs. Wisconsin Alumni*Madison, WIL 0–6
November 25at Northwestern
W 22–0[2]
  • *Non-conference game

References

  1. ^ "Wisconsin Football 2021 Fact Book" (PDF). Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System. p. 143. Retrieved December 22, 2021.
  2. ^ "Badgers in a Walk: Wisconsin Defeats Northwestern at Football". Chicago Tribune. November 26, 1897. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com.