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1928 Illinois Fighting Illini football
Big Ten champion
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1928 record7–1 (4–1 Big Ten)
Head coachRobert Zuppke (16th season)
CaptainButch Nowack
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Uniform
Seasons
← 1927
1929 →
1928 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7 Illinois 4 1 0     7 1 0
#4T Wisconsin 3 1 1     7 1 1
Minnesota 4 2 0     6 2 0
#6T Iowa 3 2 0     6 2 0
Ohio State 3 2 0     5 2 1
Purdue 2 2 1     5 2 1
Northwestern 2 3 0     5 3 0
Michigan 2 3 0     3 4 1
Indiana 2 4 0     4 4 0
Chicago 0 5 0     2 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from Dickinson System

The 1928 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1928 college football season. In their 16th season under head coach Robert Zuppke, the Illini compiled a 7–1 record and finished in first place in the Big Ten Conference.[1] Tackle Albert J. Nowack was the team captain.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
October 6Bradley*W 33–6
October 13[[{{{school}}}|Coe]]*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 31–0
October 20Indiana
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 13–7
October 27at Northwesterndagger
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL (rivalry)
W 6–0
November 3MichiganL 0–3
November 10Butler*W 14–0
November 17ChicagoW 40–0
November 24at Ohio State
W 8–0
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming

RosterEdit

Player Position
Butch Nowack (Captain) Tackle, Kicker
Russ Crane Guard
Oliver M. 'Pete' Langhorst
Judson Timm Halfback
Fritz Humbert Fullback
Rinquist
Dwight Stuessy Quarterback
Doug Mills Fullback, Punter
Frank Walker Fullback
Tom Nickol Fullback
John Tarwain End
James Lewis
Forrest 'Frosty' Peters Kicker, Quarterback
Walter Jolley End
Carl H. Bergeson
Keston J. Deimling Guard
Rouse
Ken Fields Quarterback
Louis Gordon Guard
L. J. Wietz Tackle
L. S. Burdick Tackle
Norman McClure Guard
Chuck Hall Halfback
Robert Z. Hickman
H. E. Richman
Otto R. Hills
Olaf Robinson Halfback
Lou Gordon Tackle, Guard, End

ReferencesEdit

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