1919 Illinois Fighting Illini football team

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1919 Illinois Fighting Illini football
1919 Illinois Fighting Illini football team.jpg
National champion (Billingsley, Boand)
Co-national champion (CFRA, Davis, Sagarin-ELO)
Big Ten champion
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1919 record6–1 (6–1 Big Ten)
Head coachRobert Zuppke
Offensive schemeT formation[1]
CaptainWilliam Kopp
Home stadiumIllinois Field
Uniform
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Seasons
← 1918
1920 →
1919 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Illinois $ 6 1 0     6 1 0
Ohio State 3 1 0     6 1 0
Chicago 4 2 0     5 2 0
Wisconsin 3 2 0     5 2 0
Minnesota 3 2 0     4 2 1
Iowa 2 2 0     5 2 0
Michigan 1 4 0     3 4 0
Northwestern 1 4 0     2 5 0
Indiana 0 2 0     3 4 0
Purdue 0 3 0     2 4 1
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1919 Illinois Fighting Illini football team represented the University of Illinois in the 1919 college football season. The Fighting Illini compiled a 6–1 record (6–1 against Big Ten Conference opponents) and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 91 to 48.[2] The team was selected retroactively as the national champion by the Billingsley Report and Boand System, and as a co-national champion by the College Football Researchers Association, Parke H. Davis, and Jeff Sagarin (using his alternate ELO-Chess methodology).[3] Fullback William Kopp was the team captain.[4]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
October 11at PurdueW 14–7
October 18IowaW 9–7
October 25Wisconsin
  • Illinois Field
  • Champaign, IL
L 10–14
November 1Chicagodagger
  • Illinois Field
  • Champaign, IL
W 10–0
November 8at MinnesotaW 10–6
November 15Michigan
  • Illinois Field
  • Champaign, IL
W 29–7
November 22at Ohio StateW 9–7
  • daggerHomecoming

Roster[edit]

Player Position
William Kopp (Captain) Fullback
Burt Ingwersen Tackle
John C. Depler Halfback
Clarence Applegran Right guard
Robert Fletcher Quarterback
Ralph Fletcher Kicker
Chuck Carney End, receiver, punter
Lawrence Walquist Halfback, quarterback
Albert Mohr Guard
Richard W. Reichle Left end, kicker
Milton Olander Guard, tackle
R. A. "Lief" Lifvendahl Tackle
George Koch Tackle
Otis Petty Right tackle
Harry Shlaudeman Center
Jack Crangle Fullback
C. Ernest Lovejoy Quarterback
Stuyvesant Smith End

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Second-team selection by Walter Camp for the 1919 All-America team[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football".
  2. ^ "1919 Illinois Fighting Illini Schedule and Results".
  3. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 108. Retrieved January 8, 2016.
  4. ^ "Fighting Illini Football Record Book" (PDF). University of Illinois. 2015. p. 156. Retrieved December 28, 2016.
  5. ^ "All-American Team Picked by Hahn for Gazette". Reno Evening Gazette. 1919-12-04.
  6. ^ a b "Walter Camp's All-American Team". Fitchburg Daily Sentinel. December 13, 1919.