1964 Illinois Fighting Illini football team

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1964 Illinois Fighting Illini football
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches #16
1964 record 6–3 (4–3 Big Ten)
Head coach Pete Elliott
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 71,227)
Seasons
« 1963 1965 »
1964 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4/4 Michigan 6 1 0     9 1 0
#9/9 Ohio State 5 1 0     7 2 0
Purdue 5 2 0     6 3 0
#NR/16 Illinois 4 3 0     6 3 0
Minnesota 4 3 0     5 4 0
#NR/20 Michigan State 3 3 0     4 5 0
Northwestern 2 5 0     3 6 0
Wisconsin 2 5 0     3 6 0
Iowa 1 5 0     3 6 0
Indiana 1 5 0     2 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1964 Illinois Fighting Illini football team represented the University of Illinois in the 1964 college football season.

Season[edit]

At Illinois, Dick Butkus played center and linebacker from 1962 through 1964. Butkus was a unanimous All-American, in 1964. Butkus was named the American Football Coaches Association Player of the Year in 1964. Butkus also finished third in Heisman Trophy balloting, a remarkable achievement given his position.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 26 at California* #3 California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA W 20–14   44,704[1]
October 3 at Northwestern #3 Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL W 17–6   52,062[1]
October 10 #4 Ohio State #2 Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL L 0–26   71,227[1]
October 17 at Minnesota Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN W 14–0   60,475[1]
October 24 UCLA* Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL W 26–7   68,727[1]
October 31 at Purdue Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN L 14–26   59,425[1]
November 7 at Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI L 6–21   62,415[1]
November 14 Wisconsin Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL W 29–0   55,077[1]
November 21 Michigan State Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL W 16–0   32,000[1]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

Player Round Pick Position Club
Dick Butkus 1 3 Linebacker Chicago Bears
George Donnelly 1 13 Back San Francisco 49ers
Archie Sutton 2 15 Tackle Minnesota Vikings
Gregg Schumacher 13 170 End San Francisco 49ers
Dave Powless 17 225 Guard New York Giants

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Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "All Time Scores". University of Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved July 24, 2012. 
  2. ^ http://cfreference.net/cfr/school.s?id=98&season=1964
  3. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1965.htm
  4. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 394

External links[edit]