1914 Illinois Fighting Illini football team
|1914 Illinois Fighting Illini football|
|1914 record||7–0 (6–0 Western)|
|Head coach||Robert Zuppke|
|Offensive scheme||I formation|
|1914 Western Conference football standings|
The 1914 Illinois Fighting Illini football team represented the University of Illinois in the 1914 college football season. The Fighting Illini compiled a 7–0 record (6–0 against Western Conference opponents), claim a national championship, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 224 to 22. The team was retroactively selected as the national champion for 1914 by the Billingsley Report and as a co-national champion with Army by Parke H. Davis.
|10/03/1914||Christian Brothers*||Illinois Field • Champaign, IL||W 37–0|
|10/10/1914||Indiana||Illinois Field • Champaign, IL||W 51–0|
|10/17/1914||Ohio State||Illinois Field • Champaign, IL||W 37–0|
|10/24/1914||at Northwestern||Northwestern Field • Evanston, IL||W 33–0|
|10/31/1914||Minnesota||Northrop Field • Minneapolis, MN||W 21–6|
|11/14/1914||Chicago||Illinois Field • Champaign, IL||W 21–7|
|11/21/1914||at Wisconsin||Madison, WI||W 24–9|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming.|
|Perry Graves||Right End|
|Manley Ross Petty||Right Tackle|
|Frank Stewart||Right Guard|
|John Ward Nelson||Right guard|
|John Wesley Watson||Center|
|Ralph Chapman (captain)||Left guard|
|Lennox Francois Armstrong||Left tackle|
|Olay Madsen||Left tackle|
|Sylvester Randall Derby||Left end|
|George Kasson Squier||Left end|
|Bart Macomber||Right halfback|
|Frank Howard Pethybridge||Right halfback|
|Alexander Wagner||Left halfback|
|Harold Pogue||Left halfback|
- Head Coach: Robert Zuppke (second year at Illinois)
Awards and honors
- Perry Graves, end
- Ralph Chapman, guard
- Consensus first-team selection on the 1914 All-America team
- Lennox F. Armstrong, tackle
- Harold Pogue, halfback
- First-team selection by Fred M. Walker of the Pittsburgh Gazette-Times and The Michigan Daily for the 1914 All-America team
- Second-team selection by Walter Eckersall for the 1914 All-America team of the Chicago Tribune
- Third-team selection by Walter Camp and Frank G. Menke for the 1914 All-America team
- Outing magazine's "Football Roll of Honor"
- "1914 Illinois Fighting Illini Schedule and Results".
- National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 108. Retrieved January 8, 2016.
- "Fighting Illini Football Record Book" (PDF). University of Illinois. 2015. p. 156. Retrieved December 28, 2016.
- "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 4. Retrieved August 16, 2014.
- "Menke Selects Annual All-American Eleven". New Castle News. November 25, 1914.
- "Football Roll of Honor: The Men Whom the Best Coaches of the Country Have Named as the Stars of the Gridiron in 1914" (PDF). Outing. 1915. p. 498.
- Spalding's Official Football Guide 1915
- "Eckersall Names All-Stars: Eckersall Names One Western Man; Maulbetsch of Michigan on All-American". Waterloo Evening Courier. December 12, 1914.
- "Walter Camp's Three All-American Elevens". The Syracuse Herald. 1914-12-13.
- "Menke Selects Annual All-American Eleven". New Castle News. 1914-11-25.
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