|1926 Illinois Fighting Illini football|
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1926 record||6–2 (2–2 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||Robert Zuppke (14th season)|
|Captain||Charles E. Kassel|
|Home stadium||Memorial Stadium|
|1926 Big Ten football standings|
|#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|
|§ – 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. Charles E. Kassel was the team captain.
|October 2||Coe*||W 27–0||19,144|
|October 9||Butler*||W 38–7||8,101|
|October 16||Iowa||W 13–6||42,555|
|October 23||at Michigan||L 0–13||46,688|||
|October 30||Penn*||W 3–0||58,661|
|November 6||at Chicago||W 7–0||47,274|
|November 13||Wabash*||W 27–13||5,762|
|November 20||Ohio State||L 6–7||28,755|
Awards and honorsEdit
- ↑ "1926 Illinois Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/illinois/1926-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.
- ↑ Walter Eckersall (October 24, 1926). "Michigan Eleven Romps Over Illinois, 13 to 0". Chicago Tribune: p. 2-1. http://archives.chicagotribune.com/1926/10/24/page/29/article/michigan-eleven-romps-over-illinois-13-to-0.
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