1965 Illinois Fighting Illini football team

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1965 Illinois Fighting Illini football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1965 record 6–4 (4–3 Big Ten)
Head coach Pete Elliott
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 71,227)
Seasons
« 1964 1966 »
1965 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2/1 Michigan State 7 0 0     10 1 0
#NR/11 Ohio State 6 1 0     7 2 0
#NR/13 Purdue 5 2 0     7 2 1
Minnesota 5 2 0     5 4 1
Illinois 4 3 0     6 4 0
Northwestern 3 4 0     4 6 0
Michigan 2 5 0     4 6 0
Wisconsin 2 5 0     2 7 1
Indiana 1 6 0     2 8 0
Iowa 0 7 0     1 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1965 Illinois Fighting Illini football team represented the University of Illinois in the 1965 college football season. It was Pete Elliott’s sixth season as head coach.

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 18 Oregon State* Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL L 10–12   34,000[1]
September 25 SMU* Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL W 42–0   45,175[1]
October 2 at #9 Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI L 12–22   71,237[1]
October 9 at Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 14–28   83,712[1]
October 16 Indiana Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL W 34–13   61,257[1]
October 23 Duke* Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL W 28–14   47,077[1]
October 30 #6 Purdue Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL W 21–0   59,507[1]
November 6 Michigan Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL L 3–23   50,136[1]
November 13 at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 51–0   55,192[1]
November 20 at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL W 20–6   41,348[1]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

Player Round Pick Position Club
Jim Grabowski 1 9 Running Back Green Bay Packers
Don Hansen 3 42 Linebacker Minnesota Vikings
Ron Acks 4 57 Defensive End Minnesota Vikings
Sam Price 16 240 Defensive End New York Giants
Gary Eickman 17 254 Defensive End New York Giants
Kai Anderson 18 268 Defensive End New York Giants
Dale Greco 18 270 Defensive Tackle Minnesota Vikings

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "All Time Scores". University of Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved July 24, 2012. 
  2. ^ http://cfreference.net/cfr/school.s?id=98&season=1965
  3. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1966.htm

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