|1933 Illinois Fighting Illini football|
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1933 record||5–3 (3–2 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||Robert Zuppke (21st season)|
|Home stadium||Memorial Stadium|
|1933 Big Ten football standings|
|#1 Michigan §||5||–||0||–||1||7||–||0||–||1|
|#5 Ohio State||4||–||1||–||0||7||–||1||–||0|
|#3 Minnesota §||2||–||0||–||4||4||–||0||–||4|
|§ – Conference co-champions |
Rankings from Dickinson System
The 1933 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1933 Big Ten Conference football season. In their 20th season under head coach Robert Zuppke, the Illini compiled a 5–3 record and finished in a tie for fifth place in the Big Ten Conference. Fullback Dave Cook was selected as the team's most valuable player. Fullback Herman Walser was the team captain.
|September 30||Drake*||W 13–6||25,788|
|October 7||at Washington University*||St. Louis||W 21–6||8,776|
|October 14||Wisconsin||W 21–0||19,810|
|October 21||vs. Army*||Cleveland||L 0–6||28,495|
|November 4||Michigan||L 6–7||20,405|||
|November 11||at Northwestern||W 3–0||27,269|
|November 18||Chicago||W 7–0||8,135|
|November 25||at Ohio State||L 6–7||16,811|
- ↑ "1933 Illinois Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/illinois/1933-schedule.html. Retrieved December 16, 2015.
- ↑ "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.
- ↑ 2015 Fighting Illini Football Record Book, p. 156.
- ↑ Wilfrid Smith (November 5, 1933). "Illini Attempt for Field Goal Misses at End: Michigan Beats Illinois, 7–6, on 2d Period Rally; Illini Attempt at Field Goal Fails at End". Chicago Daily Tribune: p. A1. https://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/chicagotribune/access/474905752.html?FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:AI&type=historic&date=Nov+5%2C+1933&author=WILFRID+SMITH&pub=Chicago+Daily+Tribune+(1923-1963)&edition=&startpage=A1&desc=ILLINI+ATTEMPT+FOR+FIELD+GOAL+MISSES+AT+END.
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