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1933 Illinois Fighting Illini football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1933 record5–3 (3–2 Big Ten)
Head coachRobert Zuppke (21st season)
MVPDave Cook
CaptainHerman Walser
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1932
1934 →
1933 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Michigan § 5 0 1     7 0 1
#5 Ohio State 4 1 0     7 1 0
#10 Purdue 3 1 1     6 1 1
#3 Minnesota § 2 0 4     4 0 4
Illinois 3 2 0     5 3 0
Iowa 3 2 0     5 3 0
Northwestern 1 4 1     1 5 2
Chicago 0 3 2     3 3 2
Indiana 0 3 2     1 5 2
Wisconsin 0 5 1     2 5 1
§ – 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.[1] Fullback Dave Cook was selected as the team's most valuable player.[2] Fullback Herman Walser was the team captain.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 30Drake*W 13–625,788
October 7at Washington University*St. LouisW 21–68,776
October 14Wisconsin
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 21–019,810
October 21vs. Army*ClevelandL 0–628,495
November 4Michigan
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL (series)
L 6–720,405[4]
November 11at Northwestern W 3–027,269
November 18Chicago
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 7–08,135
November 25at Ohio State L 6–716,811
  • *Non-conference game

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