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1917 Illinois Fighting Illini football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1917 record5–2–1 (2–2–1 Big Ten)
Head coachRobert Zuppke (5th season)
Offensive schemeI formation
CaptainReynold R. Kraft
Seasons
← 1916
1918 →
1917 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Ohio State 4 0 0     8 0 1
Minnesota 3 1 0     4 1 0
Northwestern 3 2 0     5 2 0
Wisconsin 3 2 0     4 2 1
Illinois 2 2 1     5 2 1
Chicago 2 2 1     3 2 1
Indiana 1 2 0     5 2 0
Michigan 0 1 0     8 2 0
Iowa 0 2 0     3 5 0
Purdue 0 4 0     3 4 0
† – Conference champion

The 1917 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1917 college football season. In their fifth season under head coach Robert Zuppke, the Illini compiled a 5–2–1 record and finished in a tie for fifth place in the Big Ten Conference.[1] This team included Chicago Bears founder and coach, George Halas. End Reynold R. Kraft was the team captain.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultSource
October 6Kansas*W 22–0
October 13Oklahoma*
  • Illinois Field
  • Champaign, IL
W 44–0
October 20Wisconsin
  • Illinois Field
  • Champaign, IL
W 7–0
October 27Purdue
  • Illinois Field
  • Champaign, IL (rivalry)
W 27–0
November 3at ChicagoT 0–0
November 17at Ohio State L 0–13
November 24Minnesota
  • Illinois Field
  • Champaign, IL
L 6–27
November 29at Camp Funston*Fort Riley, KSW 28–0[3]
  • *Non-conference game

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