1991 Illinois Fighting Illini football team

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1991 Illinois Fighting Illini football
Fighting Illini logo.svg
John Hancock Bowl, L 6–3 vs. UCLA
Conference Big Ten Conference
1991 record 6–6 (4–4 Big Ten)
Head coach John Mackovic and Lou Tepper
Home stadium Memorial Stadium (Capacity: 70,053)
Seasons
« 1990 1992 »
1991 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#6/6 Michigan 8 0 0     10 2 0
#10/10 Iowa 7 1 0     10 1 1
Ohio State 5 3 0     8 4 0
Indiana 5 3 0     7 4 1
Illinois 4 4 0     6 6 0
Purdue 3 5 0     4 7 0
Michigan State 3 5 0     3 8 0
Wisconsin 2 6 0     5 6 0
Northwestern 2 6 0     3 8 0
Minnesota 1 7 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1991 Illinois Fighting Illini football team represented the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in the 1991 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Illinois offense scored 264 points while the defense allowed 188 points. At season’s end, the club competed in the John Hancock Bowl.

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

The non conference games for the Fighting Illini were against East Carolina, Missouri and Houston.

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 3:00 PM East Carolina* Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL ESPN W 38–31   46,313
September 14 1:00 PM at Missouri* Faurot FieldColumbia, MO L 19–23   49,586
September 21 2:30 PM Houston* Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL W 51–10   60,182
October 5 11:30 AM Minnesota Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL ESPN W 24–3   57,981
October 12 2:30 PM #11 Ohio State #20 Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL ABC W 10–7   70,125
October 19 2:30 PM at #13 Iowa #15 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA ABC L 24–21   70,220
October 26 1:00 PM at Northwestern #17 Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL L 17–11   26,543
November 2 1:00 PM Wisconsin Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL W 22–6   61,493
November 9 12:00 PM at Purdue Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN W 41–14   33,152
November 16 2:30 PM #4 Michigan #25 Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL ABC L 20–0   66,757
November 23 12:05 PM at Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI L 27–24   61,721
December 31 1:30 PM vs. UCLA* Sun Bowl StadiumEl Paso, TX (John Hancock Bowl) CBS L 6–3   42,281
*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
Elbert Tuener 7 189 Wide Receiver Houston Oilers
Kameno Bell 12 328 Running Back Miami Dolphins
Tim Simpson 12 329 Center Cleveland Browns

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