|1920 Illinois Fighting Illini football|
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1920 record||5–2 (4–2 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||Robert Zuppke (8th season)|
|Captain||J. C. Depler|
|1920 Big Ten football standings|
|Ohio State †||5||–||0||–||0||7||–||1||–||0|
|† – Conference champion |
The 1920 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1920 college football season. In their eighth season under head coach Robert Zuppke, the Illini compiled a 5–2 record and finished in fourth place in the Big Ten Conference. Center J. C. Depler was the team captain.
Schedule[edit | edit source]
|October 9||Drake*||W 41–0||4,435|
|October 16||Iowa||W 20–3||10,480|
|October 23||at Michigan||W 7–6||27,655|||
|October 30||Minnesota||W 17–7||15,265|
|November 6||at Chicago||W 3–0||27,545|
|November 13||at Wisconsin||L 9–14||20,257|
|November 20||Ohio State||L 0–7||19,921|
Awards and honors[edit | edit source]
- Chuck Carney, (End)
- Albert Mohr, (Guard)
- Jack Depler, (Center)
- Jack Crangle
References[edit | edit source]
- "1920 Illinois Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/illinois/1920-schedule.html. Retrieved December 16, 2015.
- "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.
- Harry Bullion (October 24, 1920). "Illinois Beats Wolverines by Small Margin". Detroit Free Press: pp. 1, 19. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/20925140/illinois_beats_wolverines_by_small/.
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