|1927 Illinois Fighting Illini football|
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1927 record||7–0–1 (5–0 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||Robert Zuppke|
|Home stadium||Memorial Stadium|
|1927 Big Ten football standings|
|#1 Illinois §||5||–||0||–||0||7||–||0||–||1|
|#3 Minnesota §||3||–||0||–||1||6||–||0||–||2|
|§ – Conference co-champions |
Rankings from Dickinson System
The 1927 Illinois Fighting Illini football team represented the University of Illinois in the 1927 Big Ten Conference football season. The Fighting Illini compiled a 7–0–1 record (5–0 against Western Conference opponents) and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 152 to 24. The team was selected as the 1927 national champion by the Billingsley Report, Dickinson System, Helms Athletic Foundation, National Championship Foundation, and Parke H. Davis.
Though the team had no consensus All-Americans and was known for its lack of prominent names, center Robert Reitsch and guard Russ Crane made a handful of first-team selections. Reitsch was also the team captain.
|October 1||Bradley*||W 19–0|
|October 8||Butler*||W 58–0|
|October 15||Iowa State*||T 12–12|
|October 22||at Northwestern||W 7–6|
|October 29||Michigan||W 14–0|
|November 5||at Iowa||W 14–0|
|November 12||Chicago||W 15–6|
|November 19||at Ohio State||W 13–0|
|Robert Reitsch (captain)||Center|
|Butch Nowack||Tackle, Kicker|
|Doug Mills||Fullback, Punter|
|Art D'Ambrosio||Halfback, Fullback|
|James R. Stewart||End|
|Ernest W. Schultz||Tackle|
|Keston J. Deimling||Guard|
|Garland Grange||Halfback, End|
|William E. Short||End|
|L. J. Weitz||Tackle|
|Lloyd. S. Burdick||Tackle|
- Head Coach: Robert Zuppke (15th year at Illinois)
- ↑ "1927 Illinois Fighting Illini Schedule and Results". https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/illinois/1927-schedule.html.
- ↑ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 109. http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_records/2015/FBS.pdf. Retrieved January 13, 2016.
- ↑ "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.
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