1964 Illinois Fighting Illini football team

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1964 Illinois Fighting Illini football
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 16
1964 record 6–3 (4–3 Big Ten)
Head coach Pete Elliott
MVP Dick Butkus
Captain Dick Butkus, George Donnelly
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 71,227)
Seasons
« 1963 1965 »
1964 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4 Michigan $ 6 1 0     9 1 0
#9 Ohio State 5 1 0     7 2 0
Purdue 5 2 0     6 3 0
Illinois 4 3 0     6 3 0
Minnesota 4 3 0     5 4 0
Michigan State 3 3 0     4 5 0
Northwestern 2 5 0     3 6 0
Wisconsin 2 5 0     3 6 0
Iowa 1 5 0     3 6 0
Indiana 1 5 0     2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1964 Illinois Fighting Illini football team represented the University of Illinois in the 1964 college football season.

Season[edit]

At Illinois, Dick Butkus played center and linebacker from 1962 through 1964. Butkus was a unanimous All-American, in 1964. Butkus was named the American Football Coaches Association Player of the Year in 1964. Butkus also finished third in Heisman Trophy balloting, a remarkable achievement given his position.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 26 at California* No. 3 California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA W 20–14   44,704[1]
October 3 at Northwestern No. 3 Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL W 17–6   52,062[1]
October 10 No. 4 Ohio State No. 2 Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL L 0–26   71,227[1]
October 17 at Minnesota Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN W 14–0   60,475[1]
October 24 UCLA* Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL W 26–7   68,727[1]
October 31 at Purdue Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN L 14–26   59,425[1]
November 7 at Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI L 6–21   62,415[1]
November 14 Wisconsin Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL W 29–0   55,077[1]
November 21 Michigan State Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL W 16–0   32,000[1]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

Player Round Pick Position Club
Dick Butkus 1 3 Linebacker Chicago Bears
George Donnelly 1 13 Back San Francisco 49ers
Archie Sutton 2 15 Tackle Minnesota Vikings
Gregg Schumacher 13 170 End San Francisco 49ers
Dave Powless 17 225 Guard New York Giants

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Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "All Time Scores". University of Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved July 24, 2012. 
  2. ^ http://cfreference.net/cfr/school.s?id=98&season=1964
  3. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1965.htm
  4. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 394