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1930 Illinois Fighting Illini football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1930 record3–5 (1–4 Big Ten)
Head coachRobert Zuppke (18th season)
MVPStan Bodman
CaptainOlaf E. Robinson
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Uniform
Seasons
← 1929
1931 →
1930 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 Michigan § 5 0 0     8 0 1
#4 Northwestern § 5 0 0     7 1 0
Purdue 4 2 0     6 2 0
Wisconsin 2 2 1     6 2 1
Ohio State 2 2 1     5 2 1
Minnesota 1 3 0     3 4 1
Indiana 1 3 0     2 5 1
Illinois 1 4 0     3 5 0
Iowa 0 1 0     4 4 0
Chicago 0 4 0     2 5 2
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from Dickinson System

The 1930 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1930 college football season. In their 18th season under head coach Robert Zuppke, the Illini compiled a 3–5 record and finished in eighth place in the Big Ten Conference.[1] Guard Stan Bodman was selected as the team's most valuable player.[2] Fullback Olaf E. Robinson was the team captain.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 4Iowa State*W 7–032,718
October 11Butler*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 27–08,371
October 18Northwestern
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL (rivalry)
L 0–3252,687
October 25at Michigan L 7–1563,176
November 1Purdue
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL (rivalry)
L 0–2526,549
November 8vs. Army*L 0–1368,186
November 15at ChicagoW 28–018,500
November 22Ohio State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL (rivalry)
L 9–1216,881
  • *Non-conference game

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1930 Illinois Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/illinois/1930-schedule.html. Retrieved December 16, 2015.
  2. "Fighting Illini Football Record Book". University of Illinois. 2015. p. 155. http://sidearm.sites.s3.amazonaws.com/fightingillini.com/documents/2015/8/3/3_History_7_30.pdf. Retrieved December 28, 2016.
  3. 2015 Fighting Illini Football Record Book, p. 156.
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