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1932 Illinois Fighting Illini football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1932 record5–4 (2–4 Big Ten)
Head coachRobert Zuppke (20th season)
MVPGilbert Berry
CaptainGilbert Berry
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1931
1933 →
1932 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Michigan § 6 0 0     8 0 0
#4 Purdue § 5 0 1     7 0 1
#11 Wisconsin 4 1 1     6 1 1
#6 Ohio State 2 1 2     4 1 3
Northwestern 2 3 1     3 4 1
Minnesota 2 3 0     5 3 0
Illinois 2 4 0     5 4 0
Indiana 1 4 1     3 4 1
Chicago 1 4 0     3 4 1
Iowa 0 5 0     1 7 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from Dickinson System

The 1932 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1932 Big Ten Conference football season. In their 20th season under head coach Robert Zuppke, the Illini compiled a 5–4 record and finished in seventh place in the Big Ten Conference.[1] Halfback Gil Berry was selected as the team's most valuable player.[2] He was also the team captain.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 1Miami (OH)*W 20–74,568[4]
October 1Coe*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 13–04,568[4]
October 8Bradley*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 20–041,256[5]
October 15Northwestern
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL (rivalry)
L 0–2625,369[6]
October 22at Michigan L 0–3219,513[7]
October 29at ChicagoW 13–716,139[8]
November 5at WisconsinL 12–2023,000[9]
November 12Indiana
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 18–68,400[10]
November 19Ohio State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL (rivalry)
L 0–314,000[11]
  • *Non-conference game

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1932 Illinois Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/illinois/1932-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.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Illinois Opens Campaign With Double Victory". Chicago Tribune: p. II-3. October 2, 1932. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/33222220/illinois_opens_campaign_with_double/.
  5. "Yanuskus Leads Illinois Eleven to 20-0 Victory". Chicago Tribune: p. II-2. October 9, 1932. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/33222187/yanuskus_leads_illinois_eleven_to_200/.
  6. Stewart Owen (October 16, 1932). "N.U. Wins, 26-0: Olson Passes, Olson Plunges Help Wildcats Whip Illinois". Chicago Tribune: p. II-1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/20971213/nu_wins_260_olson_passes_olson/.
  7. Tod Rockwell (October 23, 1932). "Michigan Routs Illini, 32-0: Petoskey Shines In Fullback Role". Detroit Free Press: p. Sports 1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/33222134/michigan_routs_illini_320_petoskey/.
  8. Charles Bartlett (October 30, 1932). "Gil Berry Races 73 Yards To Make Victory Touchdown". Chicago Tribune: p. II-1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/33222071/gil_berry_races_73_yards_to_make/.
  9. Hank Casserly (November 6, 1932). "Cards Rally; Crush Illini, 20-12". The Capital Times: p. 1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/33219708/cards_rally_crush_illini_2012/.
  10. French Lane (November 13, 1932). "Illinois Comes From Behind To Turn Back Indiana, 18 to 6". Chicago Tribune: p. II-1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/33222009/illinois_comes_from_behind_to_turn_back/.
  11. French Lane (November 20, 1932). "Vuchinich Goes In and Buckeyes Whip Illinois, 3-0". Chicago Tribune: p. II-2. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/33220526/vuchinich_goes_in_and_buckeyes_whip/.
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