1961 Illinois Fighting Illini football team

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1961 Illinois Fighting Illini football
1961 Illinois Fighting Illini football team.jpg
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1961 record0–9 (0–7 Big Ten)
Head coachPete Elliott (2nd season)
MVPTony Parrilli
CaptainGary Brown
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1960
1962 →
1961 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 2 Ohio State $ 6 0 0     8 0 1
No. 6 Minnesota 6 1 0     8 2 0
No. 8 Michigan State 5 2 0     7 2 0
No. 12 Purdue 4 2 0     6 3 0
Wisconsin 4 3 0     6 3 0
Michigan 3 3 0     6 3 0
Iowa 2 4 0     5 4 0
Northwestern 2 4 0     4 5 0
Indiana 0 6 0     2 7 0
Illinois 0 7 0     0 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1961 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1961 Big Ten Conference football season. In their second year under head coach Pete Elliott, the Illini compiled a 0–9 record and finished in last place in the Big Ten Conference.[1] Guard Tony Parrilli was selected as the team's most valuable player.[2]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 30Washington*L 7–20
October 7Northwestern
L 7–28
October 14at No. 7 Ohio StateL 0–44
October 21Minnesota
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
L 0–33
October 28at USC*L 10–14
November 4Purdue
L 9–23
November 11Michigan
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
L 6–38
November 18at WisconsinL 7–55
November 25at No. 8 Michigan StateL 7–34
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game


References[edit]

  1. ^ "1961 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.