1996 Illinois Fighting Illini football team

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1996 Illinois Fighting Illini football
Fighting Illini logo.svg
Conference Big Ten Conference
1996 record 2–9 (1–7 Big Ten)
Head coach Lou Tepper
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 70,904)
Seasons
« 1995 1997 »
1996 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#2/2 Ohio State §   7 1         11 1  
#15/16 Northwestern §   7 1         9 3  
#7/7 Penn State   6 2         11 2  
#18/18 Iowa   6 2         9 3  
#20/20 Michigan   5 3         8 4  
Michigan State   5 3         6 6  
Wisconsin   3 5         8 5  
Purdue   2 6         3 8  
Minnesota   1 7         4 7  
Indiana   1 7         3 8  
Illinois   1 7         2 9  
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1996 Illinois Fighting Illini football team represented the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign during the 1996 NCAA Division I-A football season. They participated as members of the Big Ten Conference. Their home games were played at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois. The team's head coach was Lou Tepper, who was fired as head coach of the Illini after the end of the season. Illinois had a record of 2–9 and failed to make a bowl game.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 2:30 PM at #12 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI ABC L 8–20   105,992
September 7 2:30 PM #19 USC* Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL ABC L 3–55   56,504
September 14 9:00 PM at Arizona* Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ FSN L 0–41   43,012
September 21 1:00 PM Akron* Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL W 38–7   48,285
October 5 1:00 PM Indiana Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL W 46–43   55,534
October 12 11:20 AM at Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI ESPN+ L 14–42   71,639
October 26 11:20 AM at #11 Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL (Sweet Sioux Tomahawk) ESPN+ L 24–27   48,187
November 2 11:20 AM #25 Iowadagger Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL ESPN+ L 21–31   54,381
November 9 11:30 AM #2 Ohio State Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL ESPN L 0–48   54,412
November 16 6:00 PM at Minnesota Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN L 21–23   34,321
November 23 1:00 PM Wisconsin Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL L 15–35   37,814
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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