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1931 Illinois Fighting Illini football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1931 record2–6 (0–6 Big Ten)
Head coachRobert Zuppke (19th season)
MVPFred Frink
CaptainGilbert Berry
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1930
1932 →
1931 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10 Purdue § 5 1 0     9 1 0
Michigan § 5 1 0     8 1 1
#4 Northwestern § 5 1 0     7 1 1
Ohio State 4 2 0     6 3 0
Minnesota 3 2 0     7 3 0
Wisconsin 3 3 0     5 4 1
Indiana 1 4 1     2 5 1
Chicago 1 4 0     2 6 1
Iowa 0 3 1     1 6 1
Illinois 0 6 0     2 6 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from Dickinson System

The 1931 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1931 college football season. In their 19th season under head coach Robert Zuppke, the Illini compiled a 2–6 record and finished in last place in the Big Ten Conference.[1] End Fred Frink was selected as the team's most valuable player.[2] Halfback Gil Berry was the team captain.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 3Saint Louis*W 20–613,535
October 10at PurdueL 0–715,825
October 17Bradley*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 20–031,505
October 24Michigan
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL (series)
L 0–3533,496
October 31at Northwestern L 6–3235,783
November 7Wisconsin
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
L 6–715,313
November 14Chicago
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
L 6–1310,721
November 21at Ohio State L 0–4020,642
November 26vs. IndianaChicagoT 0–015,825
  • *Non-conference game

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1931 Illinois Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/illinois/1931-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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