1989 Illinois Fighting Illini football team

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1989 Illinois Fighting Illini football
Fighting Illini logo.svg
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 10
AP No. 10
1989 record 10–2 (7–1 Big Ten)
Head coach John Mackovic (2nd season)
Defensive coordinator Lou Tepper (2nd season)
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 69,200)
Seasons
← 1988
1990 →
1989 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 7 Michigan $ 8 0 0     10 2 0
No. 10 Illinois 7 1 0     10 2 0
No. 16 Michigan State 6 2 0     8 4 0
No. 24 Ohio State 6 2 0     8 4 0
Minnesota 4 4 0     6 5 0
Indiana 3 5 0     5 6 0
Iowa 3 5 0     5 6 0
Purdue 2 6 0     3 8 0
Wisconsin 1 7 0     2 9 0
Northwestern 0 8 0     0 11 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1989 Illinois Fighting Illini football team represented the University of Illinois in the 1989 NCAA Division I-A football season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 4 2:30 PM at No. 5 USC* No. 22 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles ABC W 14-13   54,622
September 16 2:30 PM at No. 8 Colorado* No. 10 Folsom FieldBoulder, Colorado CBS L 7-38   46,747
September 23 1:00 PM Utah State* No. 20 Memorial StadiumChampaign, Illinois W 41-2   61,553
October 7 2:30 PM Ohio State No. 18 Memorial Stadium • Champaign, Illinois (Illibuck) ABC W 34-14   69,088
October 14 1:00 PM at Purdue No. 16 Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, Indiana (Purdue Cannon) W 14-2   41,101
October 21 11:30 AM at Michigan State No. 13 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, Michigan ESPN W 14-10   76,216
October 28 1:00 PM Wisconsindagger No. 8 Memorial Stadium • Champaign, Illinois W 32-9   64,856
November 4 2:30 PM at Iowa No. 8 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, Iowa ABC W 31-7   67,700
November 11 2:30 PM No. 3 Michigan No. 8 Memorial Stadium • Champaign, Illinois ABC L 10-24   73,069
November 18 2:30 PM Indiana No. 12 Memorial Stadium • Champaign, Illinois ABC W 41-28   53,368
November 25 2:00 PM at Northwestern No. 11 Dyche StadiumEvanston, Illinois (Sweet Sioux Tomahawk) W 63-14   31,017
January 1 12:30 PM vs. No. 16 Virginia* No. 11 Florida Citrus BowlOrlando, Florida (Florida Citrus Bowl) ABC W 31-21   60,016
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

Roster[edit]

1989 Illinois Fighting Illini football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 2 Mike Bellamy Sr
QB 11 Jeff George Jr
RB 29 Howard Griffith Jr
TE 82 Frank Hartley Jr
T 79 Brad Hopkins So
C 69 Tim Simpson So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DT 96 Mel Agee Jr
LB 48 Darrick Brownlow Jr
DT 95 Moe Gardner Jr
DB 33 Chris Green Jr
DB 18 Henry Jones Jr
DB 37 Steve Nelson Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Awards and honors[edit]

Team players in the NFL[edit]

Player Round Pick Position Club
Jeff George 1 1 Quarterback Indianapolis Colts
Mike Bellamy 2 50 Wide receiver Philadelphia Eagles

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