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1925 Illinois Fighting Illini football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1925 record5–3 (2–2 Big Ten)
Head coachRobert Zuppke (13th season)
Offensive schemeSingle-wing
CaptainRed Grange
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Uniform
Seasons
← 1924
1926 →
1925 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Michigan 5 1 0     7 1 0
Northwestern 3 1 0     5 3 0
Wisconsin 3 1 1     6 1 1
Chicago 2 2 1     3 4 1
Illinois 2 2 0     5 3 0
Iowa 2 2 0     5 3 0
Minnesota 1 1 1     5 2 1
Ohio State 1 3 1     4 3 1
Indiana 0 3 1     3 4 1
Purdue 0 3 1     3 4 1
† – Conference champion

The 1925 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1925 Big Ten Conference football season. In their 13th season under head coach Robert Zuppke, the Illini compiled a 5–3 record and finished in a tie for fifth place in the Big Ten Conference.[1]

This was the final season for hall-of-fame All-American halfback Harold "Red" Grange. Grange was also the team captain.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 3Nebraska*L 0–1440,000[3]
October 10Butler*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 16–1312,599[4]
October 17at IowaL 10–1224,738[5]
October 24Michigan
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
L 0–366,609[6]
October 31at Penn*W 24–260,000[7]
November 7Chicago
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 13–668,864[8]
November 14Wabash*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 21–020,466[9]
November 21at Ohio StateW 14–972,657[10]
  • *Non-conference game

Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1925 Illinois Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/illinois/1925-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. "Nebraska Upsets Illinois Eleven, 14-0: Grange Held Helpless By Cornhuskers". Chicago Tribune: p. II-1. October 4, 1925. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29807342/nebraska_upsets_illinois_eleven_140/.
  4. "Butler Holds Illini to One Touchdown in First Quarter". Chicago Tribune: p. II-1. October 11, 1925. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29807456/butler_holds_illini_to_one_touchdown_in/.
  5. "Iowa Trounces Billiken Team". The Des Moines Register: p. 1S. October 11, 1925. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29806071/iowa_trounces_billiken_team/.
  6. "Michigan Beats Illini, 3-0: Friedman Kicks Field Goal at End of 1st Half; Intercepted Pass Leads to Score". Chicago Daily Tribune: p. 1. October 25, 1925.
  7. Gordon Mackay (November 1, 1925). "Illinois Batters Penn Into Submission, 24-2". The Philadelphia Inquirer: p. Sports 1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29807618/illinois_batters_penn_into_submission/.
  8. Harvey Woodruff (November 8, 1925). "Illini Wade To 13-6 Victory Over Chicago: Maroon Line Stops Grange, But Fumbles Cost 'Em Game". Chicago Tribune: p. II-1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29807790/illini_wade_to_136_victory_over/.
  9. "Grange Rests, but Illinois Wins, 21 to 0". Chicago Tribune: p. II-4. November 15, 1925. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29807925/grange_rests_but_illinois_wins_21_to_0/.
  10. "Illini Downs Ohio State: Red Grange Sparkles In Last Appearance On College Gridiron". Dayton Daily News: p. Sports 1. November 22, 1925. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29808041/illini_downs_ohio_state_red_grange/.
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