2006 Illinois Fighting Illini football team

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2006 Illinois Fighting Illini football
Fighting Illini logo.svg
Conference Big Ten Conference
2006 record 2–10 (1–7 Big Ten)
Head coach Ron Zook
Offensive scheme Spread option
Captain
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 69,249)
Seasons
« 2005 2007 »
2006 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#2/2 Ohio State   8 0         12 1  
#7/5 Wisconsin   7 1         12 1  
#8/9 Michigan   7 1         11 2  
#24/25 Penn State   0* 3         0* 4  
Purdue   5 3         8 6  
Minnesota   3 5         6 7  
Indiana   3 5         5 7  
Iowa   2 6         6 7  
Northwestern   2 6         4 8  
Michigan State   1 7         4 8  
Illinois   1 7         2 10  
† – BCS representative as conference champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative

The 2006 Illinois Fighting Illini football team represented the University of Illinois in the 2006 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team's head coach was Ron Zook, who was in his second season with the Illini. Illinois had a record of 2–10, as they did the year before. However, unlike 2005, they suffered few blowout losses, and played competitively with the Big Ten powerhouses, including #1 ranked Ohio State to whom Illinois lost 17–10 on November 4.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 2 6:00 PM Eastern Illinois* Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL ESPN+ W 42–17   45,444[1]
September 9 11:00 AM at Rutgers* Rutgers StadiumPiscataway, NJ ESPN2 L 0–33   41,036[1]
September 16 11:00 AM Syracuse* Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL ESPN+ L 21–31   40,657[1]
September 23 11:00 AM #14 Iowa Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL ESPN+ L 7–24   43,066[1]
September 30 11:00 AM at Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI ESPN+ W 23–20   71,268[1]
October 7 11:00 AM Indiana Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL ESPN+ L 32–34   43,006[1]
October 14 11:00 AM Ohio* Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL ESPN+ L 17–20   34,328[1]
October 21 11:00 AM at Penn State Beaver StadiumState College, PA ESPN2 L 12–26   108,112[1]
October 28 11:00 AM at #18 Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI ESPN2 L 24–30   81,300[1]
November 4 2:30 PM #1 Ohio State Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL ESPN2 L 10–17   53,351[1]
November 11 11:00 AM Purdue Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL ESPN+ L 31–42   44,266[1]
November 18 11:00 AM at Northwestern Ryan FieldEvanston, IL (Sweet Sioux Tomahawk) ESPN+ L 16–27   22,242[1]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Big Ten Conference (October 5, 2011). "Standings/Schedules". 
  2. ^ ncaafootball.com