1926 Illinois Fighting Illini football team

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1926 Illinois Fighting Illini football
1926 Illinois Fighting Illini football team.jpg
Conference Big Ten Conference
1926 record 6–2 (2–2 Big Ten)
Head coach Robert Zuppke (14th season)
Offensive scheme Single-wing
Captain Charles E. Kassel
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Uniform
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Seasons
← 1925
1927 →
1926 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Michigan + 5 0 0     7 1 0
Northwestern + 5 0 0     7 1 0
Ohio State 3 1 0     7 1 0
Purdue 2 1 1     5 2 1
Wisconsin 3 2 1     5 2 1
Illinois 2 2 0     6 2 0
Minnesota 2 2 0     5 3 0
Indiana 0 4 0     3 5 0
Iowa 0 5 0     3 5 0
Chicago 0 5 0     2 6 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from Dickinson System

The 1926 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1926 Big Ten Conference football season. In their 14th season under head coach Robert Zuppke, the Illini compiled a 6–2 record and finished in a tie for sixth place in the Big Ten Conference.[1] Charles E. Kassel was the team captain.[2]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 2Coe*W 27–019,144
October 9Butler*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 38–78,101
October 16Iowa
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 13–642,555
October 23at Michigan L 0–1346,688[3]
October 30Penn*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 3–058,661
November 6at ChicagoW 7–047,274
November 13Wabash*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 27–135,762
November 20Ohio State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL (rivalry)
L 6–728,755
  • *Non-conference game

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1926 Illinois Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 16, 2015.
  2. ^ "Fighting Illini Football Record Book" (PDF). University of Illinois. 2015. p. 156. Retrieved December 28, 2016.
  3. ^ Walter Eckersall (October 24, 1926). "Michigan Eleven Romps Over Illinois, 13 to 0". Chicago Tribune. p. 2-1.