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1926 Illinois Fighting Illini football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1926 record6–2 (2–2 Big Ten)
Head coachRobert Zuppke (14th season)
Offensive schemeSingle-wing
CaptainCharles E. Kassel
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Uniform
Seasons
← 1925
1927 →
1926 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 Michigan § 5 0 0     7 1 0
#10T Northwestern § 5 0 0     7 1 0
#7 Ohio State 3 1 0     7 1 0
Purdue 2 1 1     5 2 1
Wisconsin 3 2 1     5 2 1
#10T Illinois 2 2 0     6 2 0
Minnesota 2 2 0     5 3 0
Indiana 0 4 0     3 5 0
Iowa 0 5 0     3 5 0
Chicago 0 5 0     2 6 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from Dickinson System

The 1926 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1926 Big Ten Conference football season. In their 14th season under head coach Robert Zuppke, the Illini compiled a 6–2 record and finished in a tie for sixth place in the Big Ten Conference.[1] Charles E. Kassel was the team captain.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 2Coe*W 27–019,144
October 9Butler*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 38–78,101
October 16Iowa
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 13–642,555
October 23at Michigan L 0–1346,688[3]
October 30Penn*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 3–058,661
November 6at ChicagoW 7–047,274
November 13Wabash*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 27–135,762
November 20Ohio State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL (rivalry)
L 6–728,755
  • *Non-conference game

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