1989 Illinois Fighting Illini football team

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1989 Illinois Fighting Illini football
Fighting Illini logo.svg
Florida Citrus Bowl Champions
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches #10
AP #10
1989 record 10–2 (7–1 Big Ten)
Head coach John Mackovic
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 69,200)
Seasons
« 1988 1990 »
1989 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7/8 Michigan 8 0 0     10 2 0
#10/10 Illinois 7 1 0     10 2 0
#16/16 Michigan State 6 2 0     8 4 0
#24/NR Ohio State 6 2 0     8 4 0
Minnesota 4 4 0     6 5 0
Indiana 3 5 0     5 6 0
Iowa 3 5 0     5 6 0
Purdue 2 6 0     3 8 0
Wisconsin 1 7 0     2 9 0
Northwestern 0 8 0     0 11 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1989 Illinois Fighting Illini football team represented the University of Illinois in the 1989 NCAA Division I-A football season.

Season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 4 2:30 PM at #5 USC* #22 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA ABC W 14-13   54,622
September 16 2:30 PM at #8 Colorado* #10 Folsom FieldBoulder, CO CBS L 7-38   46,747
September 23 1:00 PM Utah State* #20 Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL W 41-2   61,553
October 7 2:30 PM Ohio State #18 Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL (Illibuck) ABC W 34-14   69,088
October 14 1:00 PM at Purdue #16 Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN (Purdue Cannon) W 14-2   41,101
October 21 11:30 AM at Michigan State #13 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI ESPN W 14-10   76,216
October 28 1:00 PM Wisconsindagger #8 Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL W 32-9   64,856
November 4 2:30 PM at Iowa #8 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA ABC W 31-7   67,700
November 11 2:30 PM #3 Michigan #8 Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL ABC L 10-24   73,069
November 18 2:30 PM Indiana #12 Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL ABC W 41-28   53,368
November 25 2:00 PM at Northwestern #11 Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL (Sweet Sioux Tomahawk) W 63-14   31,017
January 1 12:30 PM vs. #16 Virginia* #11 Florida Citrus BowlOrlando, FL (Florida Citrus Bowl) ABC W 31-21   60,016
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

Player Round Pick Position Club
Jeff George 1 1 Quarterback Indianapolis Colts
Mike Bellamy 2 50 Wide Receiver Philadelphia Eagles

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