1997 Illinois Fighting Illini football team

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1997 Illinois Fighting Illini football
Fighting Illini logo.svg
Conference Big Ten Conference
1997 record 0–11 (0–8 Big Ten)
Head coach Ron Turner
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 70,904)
Seasons
« 1996 1998 »
1997 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#1/2 Michigan   8 0         12 0  
#12/12 Ohio State   6 2         10 3  
#16/17 Penn State   6 2         9 3  
#15/15 Purdue   6 2         9 3  
Wisconsin   5 3         8 5  
Iowa   4 4         7 5  
Michigan State   4 4         7 5  
Northwestern   3 5         5 7  
Minnesota   1 7         3 9  
Indiana   1 7         2 9  
Illinois   0 8         0 11  
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1997 Illinois Fighting Illini football team represented the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign during the 1997 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 Ron Turner, who was in his first season with the Illini. Illinois had a record of 0–11 and failed to make a bowl game.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 6 6:00 PM Southern Miss* Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL ESPN2 L 7–24   44,519
September 13 2:30 PM at Louisville* Cardinal StadiumLouisville, KY CBS L 13–26   36,824
September 20 11:30 AM #19 Washington State* Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL ESPN2 L 22–35   47,131
September 27 11:30 AM at #11 Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA ESPN2 L 10–38   70,397
October 4 11:30 AM #2 Penn State Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL ESPN2 L 6–41   51,523
October 11 11:20 AM at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI ESPN+ L 7–31   79,327
October 25 1:00 PM #22 Purdue Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL L 3–48   45,122
November 1 1:00 PM at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN L 6–23   32,705
November 8 11:20 AM Northwestern Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL ESPN+ L 21–34   41,195
November 15 11:20 AM at #4 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ESPN+ L 15–41   92,008
November 22 1:00 PM Michigan State Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL L 17–27   30,087
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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