1934 Illinois Fighting Illini football team

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1934 Illinois Fighting Illini football
1934 Illinois Fighting Illini football team.jpg
Conference Big Ten Conference
1934 record 7–1 (4–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Robert Zuppke (22nd season)
MVP Les Lindberg
Captain Charles Bennis
Jack Beynon
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1933
1935 →
1934 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Minnesota $ 5 0 0     8 0 0
#8 Ohio State 5 1 0     7 1 0
#4 Illinois 4 1 0     7 1 0
Purdue 3 1 0     5 3 0
Wisconsin 2 3 0     4 4 0
Northwestern 2 3 0     3 5 0
Chicago 2 4 0     4 4 0
Indiana 1 3 1     3 3 2
Iowa 1 3 1     2 5 1
Michigan 0 6 0     1 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from Dickinson System

The 1934 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1934 college football season. In their 22nd season under head coach Robert Zuppke, the Illini compiled a 7–1 record and finished in third place in the Big Ten Conference. The lone setback was a 7-3 loss at Wisconsin.[1] Halfback Les Lindberg was selected as the team's most valuable player.[2]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 29Bradley*W 40–726,027
October 6at Washington University*St. LouisW 12–77,229
October 13Ohio State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 14–1324,831
October 27at MichiganW 7–634,822
November 3Army
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 7–042,000
November 10at NorthwesternW 14–336,000
November 17at WisconsinL 3–723,817
November 24at ChicagoW 6–029,828
  • *Non-conference game

Players[edit]

  • Charles W. Bennis - guard (2nd-team All-Big Ten pick by UP)
  • Jack Beynon - quarterback (1st-team All-Big Ten pick by AP and UP)
  • Chuck Galbreath - tackle (1st-team All-Big Ten pick by UP; 3rd-team All-American pick by AP)
  • Lester Lindberg - halfback

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1934 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. 155. Retrieved December 28, 2016.