1919 Illinois Fighting Illini football team
|1919 Illinois Fighting Illini football|
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1919 record||6–1 (6–1 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||Robert Zuppke|
|Offensive scheme||T formation|
|Home stadium||Illinois Field|
|1919 Big Ten football standings|
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. 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). Fullback William Kopp was the team captain.
|10/11/1919||at Purdue||Stuart Field • West Lafayette, IN||W 14–7|
|10/18/1919||Iowa||Illinois Field • Champaign, IL||W 9–7|
|10/25/1919||Wisconsin||Illinois Field • Champaign, IL||L 10–14|
|11/1/1919||Chicago||Illinois Field • Champaign, IL||W 10–0|
|11/8/1919||at Minnesota||Northrop Field • Minneapolis, MN||W 10–6|
|11/15/1919||Michigan||Illinois Field • Champaign, IL||W 29–7|
|11/22/1919||at Ohio State||Ohio Field • Columbus, OH||W 9–7|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming.|
|William Kopp (Captain)||Fullback|
|John C. Depler||Halfback|
|Clarence Applegran||Right guard|
|Chuck Carney||End, receiver, punter|
|Lawrence Walquist||Halfback, quarterback|
|Richard W. Reichle||Left end, kicker|
|Milton Olander||Guard, tackle|
|R. A. "Lief" Lifvendahl||Tackle|
|Otis Petty||Right tackle|
|C. Ernest Lovejoy||Quarterback|
- Head Coach: Robert Zuppke (7th year at Illinois)
Awards and honors
- Dick Reichle, end
- Burt Ingwersen, tackle
- Jack Depler, guard
- Second-team selection by Walter Camp for the 1919 All-America team
- "1919 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.
- "All-American Team Picked by Hahn for Gazette". Reno Evening Gazette. 1919-12-04.
- "Walter Camp's All-American Team". Fitchburg Daily Sentinel. December 13, 1919.
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