1928 Illinois Fighting Illini football team

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1928 Illinois Fighting Illini football
1928 Illinois Fighting Illini football team.jpg
Big Ten champion
Conference Big Ten Conference
1928 record 7–1 (4–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Robert Zuppke (16th season)
Captain Butch Nowack
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Uniform
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Seasons
← 1927
1929 →
1928 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Illinois $ 4 1 0     7 1 0
Wisconsin 3 1 1     7 1 1
Minnesota 4 2 0     6 2 0
Iowa 3 2 0     6 2 0
Ohio State 3 2 0     5 2 1
Purdue 2 2 1     5 2 1
Northwestern 2 3 0     5 3 0
Michigan 2 3 0     3 4 1
Indiana 2 4 0     4 4 0
Chicago 0 5 0     2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from Dickinson System

The 1928 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1928 college football season. In their 16th season under head coach Robert Zuppke, the Illini compiled a 7–1 record and finished in first place in the Big Ten Conference.[1] Tackle Albert J. Nowack was the team captain.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 6 Bradley* Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL W 33–6  
October 13 Coe* Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL W 31–0  
October 20 Indiana Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL W 13–7  
October 27 at Northwesterndagger Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL (rivalry) W 6–0  
November 3 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI L 0–3  
November 10 Butler* Butler BowlIndianapolis, IN W 14–0  
November 17 Chicago Old Stagg FieldChicago, IL W 40–0  
November 24 at Ohio State Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL (Illibuck Trophy) W 8–0  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

Roster[edit]

Player Position
Butch Nowack (Captain) Tackle, Kicker
Russ Crane Guard
Oliver M. `Pete' Langhorst
Judson Timm Halfback
Fritz Humbert Fullback
Rinquist
Dwight Stuessy Quarterback
Doug Mills Fullback, Punter
Frank Walker Fullback
Tom Nickol Fullback
John Tarwain End
James Lewis
Forrest 'Frosty' Peters Kicker, Quarterback
Walter Jolley End
Carl H. Bergeson
Keston J. Deimling Guard
Rouse
Ken Fields Quarterback
Louis Gordon Guard
L. J. Wietz Tackle
L. S. Burdick Tackle
Norman McClure Guard
Chuck Hall Halfback
Robert Z. Hickman
H. E. Richman
Otto R. Hills
Olaf Robinson Halfback
Lou Gordon Tackle, Guard, End

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1928 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.