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1944 Wisconsin Badgers football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1944 record3–6 (2–4 Big Ten)
Head coachHarry Stuhldreher (9th season)
Home stadiumCamp Randall Stadium
Seasons
← 1943
1945 →
1944 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Ohio State 6 0 0     9 0 0
#8 Michigan 5 2 0     8 2 0
Purdue 4 2 0     5 5 0
Minnesota 3 2 1     5 3 1
Indiana 4 3 0     7 3 0
#15 Illinois 3 3 0     5 4 1
Wisconsin 2 4 0     3 6 0
Northwestern 0 5 1     1 7 1
Iowa 0 6 0     1 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1944 Wisconsin Badgers football team represented the University of Wisconsin–Madison in the 1944 college football season. This was the first season since 1905 (39 years) that the Badgers started the season away from Camp Randall Stadium (known as "Randall Field" prior to the construction of the stadium).

With a war-depleted roster, freshman Allan Schafer was named the starting quarterback. Shafer died as a result of injuries sustained in the game versus Iowa. He was seventeen years old. His jersey number (#83) was retired and his name appears on the Camp Randall Stadium façade. The "Living Memorial" scholarship at the University of Wisconsin is awarded in his honor.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 30 at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL W 7–6  
October 7* Marquette Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 21–2  
October 14† #8 Ohio State #19 Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI L 7–20  
October 21* at #1 Notre Dame Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, Indiana L 13–28  
October 28* #16 Great Lakes Navy Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI L 12–40  
November 4 at Purdue Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN L 0–35  
November 11 Iowa Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI W 26-7  
November 18 at #5 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI L 0–14  
November 25 Minnesota Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI L 26–28  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. All times are in Central Time.
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