1943 Illinois Fighting Illini football team

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1943 Illinois Fighting Illini football
1943 Illinois Fighting Illini football team.jpg
Conference Big Ten Conference
1943 record 3–7 (2–4 Big Ten)
Head coach Ray Eliot (2nd season)
MVP Eddie Bray
Captain Selected each game
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1942
1944 →
1943 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 5 Purdue + 6 0 0     9 0 0
No. 3 Michigan + 6 0 0     8 1 0
No. 9 Northwestern 5 1 0     6 2 0
Indiana 2 3 1     4 4 2
Minnesota 2 3 0     5 4 0
Illinois 2 4 0     3 7 0
Ohio State 1 4 0     3 6 0
Wisconsin 1 6 0     1 9 0
Iowa 0 4 1     1 6 1
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1943 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1943 Big Ten Conference football season. In their second season under head coach Ray Eliot, the Illini compiled a 3–7 record and finished in sixth place in the Big Ten Conference.[1] Halfback Eddie Bray was selected as the team's most valuable player.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 11 Camp Grant* Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL L 0–23    
September 18 Iowa Pre-Flight* Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL L 18–32    
October 2 at Purdue Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN (Purdue Cannon) L 21–40    
October 9 at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 25–7    
October 16 Pittsburgh* Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL W 33–25    
October 23 at No. 1 Notre Dame* Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN L 0–47    
October 30 No. 7 Michigan Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL L 6–42    
November 6 at Iowa Iowa StadiumIowa City, IA W 19–10    
November 13 at Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH (Illibuck Trophy) L 26–29    
November 20 at No. 9 Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL (Rivalry) L 6–53    
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1943 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.