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1921 Illinois Fighting Illini football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1921 record3–4 (1–4 Big Ten)
Head coachRobert Zuppke (9th season)
Offensive schemeSingle wing
CaptainL. W. Walquist
Uniform
Seasons
← 1920
1922 →
1921 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Iowa 5 0 0     7 0 0
Chicago 4 1 0     6 1 0
Ohio State 4 1 0     5 2 0
Wisconsin 3 1 1     5 1 1
Michigan 2 1 1     5 1 1
Indiana 1 2 0     3 4 0
Minnesota 2 4 0     3 4 0
Illinois 1 4 0     3 4 0
Purdue 1 4 0     1 6 0
Northwestern 0 5 0     1 6 0
† – Conference champion

The 1921 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1921 Big Ten Conference football season. In their ninth season under head coach Robert Zuppke, the Illini compiled a 3–4 record and finished in a tie for eighth place in the Big Ten Conference.[1] Halfback L. W. Walquist was the team captain.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 8South Dakota*W 52–07,404
October 15at IowaL 2–1413,516
October 22Wisconsin
  • Illinois Field
  • Champaign, IL
L 0–2013,063
October 29Michigan
  • Illinois Field
  • Champaign, IL (series)
L 0–313,171[3]
November 5DePauw*
  • Illinois Field
  • Champaign, IL
W 21–05,814
November 12Chicago
  • Illinois Field
  • Champaign, IL
L 6–1418,872
November 19at Ohio State W 7–018,118
  • *Non-conference game

Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1921 Illinois Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/illinois/1921-schedule.html. Retrieved December 16, 2015.
  2. "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.
  3. Harry Bullion (October 30, 1921). "Steketee's Place Kick Gives Michigan Triumph Over Illini; Score 3 to 0; Yost Booter Counts From 15-Yard Mark; Registers Only Marker of Great Game in Second Quarter; Roby and Cappon, by Fierce Line Plunging, Carry Ball to Illinois Six-Yard; Michigan Near Touchdown When Battle Ends". Detroit Free Press: p. 23.
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