|1914 Illinois Fighting Illini football|
|1914 record||7–0 (6–0 Western)|
|Head coach||Robert Zuppke|
|Offensive scheme||I formation|
The 1914 Illinois Fighting Illini football team represented the University of Illinois in the 1914 college football season. The Fighting Illini compiled a 7–0 record (6–0 against Western Conference opponents), claim a national championship, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 224 to 22. The team was retroactively selected as the national champion for 1914 by the Billingsley Report and as a co-national champion with Army by Parke H. Davis.
|October 3||Christian Brothers*||W 37–0|
|October 10||Indiana||W 51–0|
|October 17||Ohio State||W 37–0|
|October 24||at Northwestern||W 33–0|
|October 31||Minnesota||W 21–6|
|November 14||Chicago||W 21–7|
|November 21||at Wisconsin||Madison, WI||W 24–9|
|Perry Graves||Right End|
|Manley Ross Petty||Right Tackle|
|Frank Stewart||Right Guard|
|John Ward Nelson||Right guard|
|John Wesley Watson||Center|
|Ralph Chapman (captain)||Left guard|
|Lennox Francois Armstrong||Left tackle|
|Olay Madsen||Left tackle|
|Sylvester Randall Derby||Left end|
|George Kasson Squier||Left end|
|Bart Macomber||Right halfback|
|Frank Howard Pethybridge||Right halfback|
|Alexander Wagner||Left halfback|
|Harold Pogue||Left halfback|
- Head Coach: Robert Zuppke (second year at Illinois)
Awards and honors Edit
- Perry Graves, end
- Ralph Chapman, guard
- Consensus first-team selection on the 1914 All-America team
- Lennox F. Armstrong, tackle
- Harold Pogue, halfback
- First-team selection by Fred M. Walker of the Pittsburgh Gazette-Times and The Michigan Daily for the 1914 All-America team
- Second-team selection by Walter Eckersall for the 1914 All-America team of the Chicago Tribune
- Third-team selection by Walter Camp and Frank G. Menke for the 1914 All-America team
- Outing magazine's "Football Roll of Honor"
- ↑ https://books.google.com/books?id=5pPYAODf6ZAC&pg=PA207
- ↑ "1914 Illinois Fighting Illini Schedule and Results". https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/illinois/1914-schedule.html.
- ↑ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 108. http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_records/2015/FBS.pdf. Retrieved January 8, 2016.
- ↑ "Fighting Illini Football Record Book". University of Illinois. 2015. p. 156. http://sidearm.sites.s3.amazonaws.com/fightingillini.com/documents/2015/8/3/3_History_7_30.pdf. Retrieved December 28, 2016.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections". National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 4. http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_records/2014/Awards.pdf. Retrieved August 16, 2014.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 "Menke Selects Annual All-American Eleven". New Castle News. November 25, 1914.
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 "Football Roll of Honor: The Men Whom the Best Coaches of the Country Have Named as the Stars of the Gridiron in 1914". Outing: p. 498. 1915. http://www.la84foundation.org/SportsLibrary/Outing/Volume_65/outLXV04/outLXV04s.pdf.
- ↑ Spalding's Official Football Guide 1915
- ↑ "Eckersall Names All-Stars: Eckersall Names One Western Man; Maulbetsch of Michigan on All-American". Waterloo Evening Courier. December 12, 1914.
- ↑ "Walter Camp's Three All-American Elevens". The Syracuse Herald. 1914-12-13.
- ↑ "Menke Selects Annual All-American Eleven". New Castle News. 1914-11-25.
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