1995 Illinois Fighting Illini football team

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1995 Illinois Fighting Illini football
Fighting Illini logo.svg
Conference Big Ten Conference
1995 record 5–5–1 (3–4–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Lou Tepper
Home stadium Memorial Stadium (Capacity: 70,904)
Seasons
« 1994 1996 »
1995 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8/7 Northwestern 8 0 0     10 2 0
#6/8 Ohio State 7 1 0     11 2 0
#13/12 Penn State 5 3 0     9 3 0
#17/19 Michigan 5 3 0     9 4 0
Michigan State 4 3 1     6 5 1
#25/22 Iowa 4 4 0     8 4 0
Illinois 3 4 1     5 5 1
Wisconsin 3 4 1     4 5 2
Purdue 2 5 1     4 6 1
Minnesota 1 7 0     3 8 0
Indiana 0 8 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1995 Illinois Fighting Illini football team represented the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in the 1995 NCAA Division I-A football season.

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 2 2:30 PM #13 Michigan #25 Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL ABC L 14–38   70,193
September 9 9:00 PM at #24 Oregon* Autzen StadiumEugene, OR SCC L 31–34   44,201
September 16 11:30 AM #17 Arizona* Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL ESPN W 9–7   57,134
September 23 1:00 PM East Carolina* Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL W 7–0   60,545
October 7 12:00 PM at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IL ESPN2 W 17–10   38,098
October 14 11:00 AM Michigan State Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL ESPN+ L 21–27   65,653
October 28 11:00 AM #8 Northwestern Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL (Sweet Sioux Tomahawk) ESPN+ L 14–17   65,425
November 4 11:30 AM at Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA ESPN W 26–7   70,397
November 11 2:30 PM at #2 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH (Illibuck) ABC L 3–41   92,639
November 18 1:00 PM Minnesota Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL W 48–14   45,521
November 25 2:30 PM at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI ESPN+ T 3–3   76,750
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

Two of the top three overall picks in the 1996 NFL Draft were from Illinois.

Player Round Pick Position Club
Kevin Hardy 1 2 Linebacker Jacksonville Jaguars
Simeon Rice 1 3 Defensive End Arizona Cardinals
Ken Blackman 3 69 Guard Cincinnati Bengals

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Awards and honors[edit]

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