Wisconsin Badgers

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Wisconsin Badgers
400px-University of Wisconsin Waving W.png
First season 2013
Head coach taffyowner
7th year, 64–26 (.711)
Home stadium Camp Randall Stadium
Stadium capacity 80,321
Stadium surface Field Turf
Location Madison, Wisconsin
Conference Big Ten
Division West
All-time record 64–28 (.696)
Postseason bowl record 5–2–0 (.714)
Claimed national titles 0
Conference titles 0
Division titles 1 (2014)
Consensus All-Americans 5
Current uniform
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Colors

Cardinal and White

          
Fight song On, Wisconsin!
Mascot Bucky Badger
Marching band University of Wisconsin Marching Band
Rivals Iowa Hawkeyes
Minnesota Golden Gophers

The Wisconsin Badgers are a football team competing in the Bowl Subdivision of the NCAA. The Badgers are a founding member of the Big Ten Conference, which was started in 1896. Currently the Badgers play in the Leaders Division of the Big Ten Conference, however starting in the 2014 season, due to realignment, they will shift to the West division. They play their home games at Camp Randall Stadium, the fourth oldest stadium in college football.

Program History

Before Coach taffyowner, the Badgers were lead to an 0-2 record under coach and program founder, Butt Titty. After Coach Titty was fired, the program won their first game in week 3 against Oklahoma State University. The program won their first conference game in week 9 against Michigan State

2013 Season

The 2013 was the inaugural season for the Badgers. It was also a season of mediocrity, with the roster the team had the hope was that they would compete for a bowl game. However with program founder, Butt Titty, resigning after an 0-2 start, the team could never get back on track. Wisconsin managed to somewhat right the ship under new coach taffyowner, however the team still finished with a 3-9 record.

2014 Season

Wisconsin won the Big Ten West division with a win over Nebraska on June 21st and will play Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship game. The team finished the regular season with a record 11 wins.

2014 Schedule

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Rank Location Result Record
1 March 29th, 2014 at BYU #13 LaVell Edwards Stadium, Provo, UT W 21-6 1-0
2 April 5th, 2014 Oregon #12 Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, WI W 35-28 2-0
3 April 19th, 2014 Texas A&M #13 Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, WI W 21-14 3-0
4 April 26th, 2014 at Baylor #12 McLane Stadium, Waco, TX W 38-35 4-0
5 May 3rd, 2014 Bye #12 Bye
6 May 10th, 2014 Navy #8 Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, WI W 42-7 5-0
7 May 17th, 2014 Northwestern #6 Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, WI W 24-21 6-0
8 May 24th, 2014 at Purdue #6 Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, IN W 28-21 7-0
9 May, 31st, 2014 at Rutgers #7 High Point Solutions Stadium, Piscataway, NJ W 35-14 8-0
10 June 7th, 2014 Illinois #5 Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, WI W 35-3 9-0
11 June 14th, 2014 Iowa #6 Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, WI L 21-17 9-1
12 June 21st, 2014 at Nebraska #12 Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, NE W 23-21 10-1
13 July 5th, 2014 at Minnesota #7 TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN W 28-14 11-1
B1GCG July 8th, 2014 Ohio State #5 Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN L 28-10 11-2
Capital One Bowl July 16th, 2014 LSU #7 Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium, Orlando, FL W 13-9 12-2

2015 Season

The 2015 season for the Wisconsin Badgers is their third season as a program, and expectations started off high at the start of the season due to a 12 win season the year before and returning most of the offensive starters. The team became bowl eligible in week 7

2015 Schedule

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Rank Location Result Record
1 August 16th, 2014 at Virginia Tech #22 Lane Stadium, Blacksburg, VA W 14-7 1-0
2 August 23rd, 2014 USC #22 Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, CO L 38-35 1-1
3 August 23rd, 2014 Nebraska #19 Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, WI W 52-7 2-1
4 September 6th, 2014 Miami #16 LP Field, Nashville, TN W 20-17 3-1
5 September 20th, 2014 BYU #15 Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, WI W 35-14 4-1
6 September 27th, 2014 Washington St #13 Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, WI W 24-23 5-1
7 October 4th, 2014 at Northwestern #13 Ryan Field, Evanston, IL W 31-24 6-1
8 October 11th, 2014 Purdue #9 Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, WI L 28-24 6-2
9 October 17th, 2014 at Iowa #17 Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, IA L 13-10 6-3
10 October 25th, 2014 Ohio State - Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, WI W 31-21 7-3
11 November 1st, 2014 atIllinois #19 Memorial Stadium, Champaign, IL W 35-13 8-3
12 November 8th, 2014 Bye #21 Bye
13 November 15th, 2014 Minnesota #19 Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, WI W 42-31 9-3
Outback Bowl November 28th, 2014 Auburn #13 Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL W 38-27 10-3

2016 Season

2016 was arguably the most successful season in Wisconsin football history. After going 10-2 in the regular season with win over rival Minnesota, Wisconsin qualified for their first ever CFBHC playoff as an at large team. After beating Mountain West champion Air Force 35-31. Wisconsin's season ended with a 30-33 loss to Alabama in the Rose Bowl. However this was considered a building block for future great things in the program.

Rivalries

Current rivalries

Minnesota

The Minnesota/Wisconsin rivalry is the oldest continuous rivalry in college sports. They play yearly for Paul Bunyan's Axe, which is a 4 foot tall trophy axe with all scores on it. Wisconsin has won the trophy for the past 5 years.

Iowa

Iowa and Wisconsin play yearly for the Heartland Trophy

All-Time Records

Bowl History

Wisconsin became bowl eligible for the first time in program history on May 17th, 2014. The Badgers were invited to play in the Capital One Bowl. On July 16th, 2014 the Badgers beat the LSU Tigers 13-9. Marking the first bowl win in program history. In 2015 the Badgers finished 9-3 and the team accepted a bid to play in the Outback Bowl against Auburn.

Season-by-Season Records

Coach(es) Year Conference Record Bowl Final CP Ranking
Wins Losses
Wisconsin Badgers
butt titty 2013 Big Ten 0 2 -
taffyowner 2013 Big Ten 3 7 - NR
2014 Big Ten 12 2 Won Capital One Bowl vs LSU (13-9) 7
2015 Big Ten 10 3 Won Outback Bowl vs Auburn (38-27) 10
2016 Big Ten 11 3 Won Navy National Bowl vs Air Force (35-31)
Lost Rose Bowl vs. Alabama (30-33)
7
2017 Big Ten 8 5 Won Bahamas Bowl vs Miami (OH) (31-7) NR
2018 Big Ten 10 3 Won Outback Bowl vs Florida (28-3) 11
2019 Big Ten 10 3 Lost Citrus Bowl vs Mississippi State (14-35) 12
Total 64 28
National Champions Conference Champions Bowl game berth

Individual Award Winners

  • All Americans
Brian Gary, Tight End – 2013
Doug Bosley, Tight End- 2014
Davern Lemmerman, Center- 2016
Asante Sowell, Running Back- 2018
Aaron Blakely, Free Safety- 2019
  • John Mackey Award
Doug Bosley- 2014
  • Johnny Unitas Award
Erik Wegert-2015
  • Chic Harley Award
Aaron Blakely- 2019
  • Chuck Bednarik Award
Aaron Blakely-2019
  • Jack Tatum Award
Aaron Blakely-2019