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1934 Illinois Fighting Illini football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1934 record7–1 (4–1 Big Ten)
Head coachRobert Zuppke (22nd season)
MVPLes Lindberg
CaptainCharles Bennis
Jack Beynon
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1933
1935 →
1934 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Minnesota 5 0 0     8 0 0
#8 Ohio State 5 1 0     7 1 0
#4 Illinois 4 1 0     7 1 0
Purdue 3 1 0     5 3 0
Wisconsin 2 3 0     4 4 0
Northwestern 2 3 0     3 5 0
Chicago 2 4 0     4 4 0
Indiana 1 3 1     3 3 2
Iowa 1 3 1     2 5 1
Michigan 0 6 0     1 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from Dickinson System

The 1934 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1934 college football season. In their 22nd season under head coach Robert Zuppke, the Illini compiled a 7–1 record and finished in third place in the Big Ten Conference. The lone setback was a 7-3 loss at Wisconsin.[1] Halfback Les Lindberg was selected as the team's most valuable player.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 29Bradley*W 40–726,027
October 6at Washington University*St. LouisW 12–77,229
October 13Ohio State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 14–1324,831
October 27at MichiganW 7–634,822
November 3Army
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 7–042,000
November 10at NorthwesternW 14–336,000
November 17at WisconsinL 3–723,817
November 24at ChicagoW 6–029,828
  • *Non-conference game

PlayersEdit

  • Charles W. Bennis - guard (2nd-team All-Big Ten pick by UP)
  • Jack Beynon - quarterback (1st-team All-Big Ten pick by AP and UP)
  • Chuck Galbreath - tackle (1st-team All-Big Ten pick by UP; 3rd-team All-American pick by AP)
  • Lester Lindberg - halfback

ReferencesEdit

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