1968 Wisconsin Badgers football team
The 1968 Wisconsin Badgers football team represented the University of Wisconsin in the 1968 Big Ten Conference football season. The team was led by second-year head coach John Coatta, and they competed in the Big Ten Conference. The Badgers finished the season 0–10 (0–7 in Big Ten, last); to date, this is the first (and only) time the Badgers have finished winless.
|1968 Wisconsin Badgers football|
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1968 record||0–10 (0–7 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||John Coatta (2nd season)|
|Base defense||Harry Gonso|
|Home stadium||Camp Randall Stadium|
|1968 Big Ten football standings|
|No. 1 Ohio State $||7||–||0||–||0||10||–||0||–||0|
|No. 12 Michigan||6||–||1||–||0||8||–||2||–||0|
|No. 10 Purdue||5||–||2||–||0||8||–||2||–||0|
Rankings from AP Poll
This was the first season of artificial turf at Camp Randall Stadium; the Tartan Turf home opener was against Washington of the Pac-8, who had just installed AstroTurf at their Husky Stadium in Seattle. Outside of these two, the only other University Division venues with synthetic turf in 1968 were the Astrodome (Houston) and Neyland Stadium (Tennessee).
|September 21||at Arizona State*||L 7–55||43,317|
|September 28||Washington*||L 17–21||42,965|
|October 5||No. 19 Michigan State||L 0–39||49,067|
|October 12||Utah State*||L 0–20||37,469|
|October 19||at Iowa||L 0–41||45,651|
|October 26||at Northwestern||L 10–13||33,133|
|November 2||Indiana||L 20–21||51,666|
|November 9||No. 2 Ohio State||L 8–43||40,972|
|November 16||at No. 4 Michigan||L 9–34||51,117|
|November 23||Minnesota||L 15–23||39,214|
|1968 Wisconsin Badgers football team roster|
NFL/AFL Draft selectionsEdit
Two University of Wisconsin Badgers were selected in the 1969 NFL/AFL draft, which lasted seventeen rounds with 442 selections.
|Lynn Buss||Linebacker||9th||218||Philadelphia Eagles|
|Tom McCauley||Wide receiver||10th||253||Minnesota Vikings|
- "Synthetic grass at UW passes 1st test". Milwaukee Sentinel. September 10, 1968. p. 1, part 2.
- "Badgers try ersatz turf". Milwaukee Sentinel. September 10, 1968. p. 13, part 2.
- Kuechele, Oliver (September 27, 1968). "UW plays Huskies; no relief is in sight". Milwaukee Journal. p. 19, part 2.
- Bochat, Rel (September 28, 1968). "Huskies test UW, new rug today". Milwaukee Sentinel. p. 1, part 2.
- "Wisconsin Badgers Index". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-07-28.