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1936 Illinois Fighting Illini football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1936 record4–3–1 (2–2–1 Big Ten)
Head coachRobert Zuppke (24th season)
MVPCliff Kuhn
CaptainElvin Sayre
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1935
1937 →
1936 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7 Northwestern 6 0 0     7 1 0
#1 Minnesota 4 1 0     7 1 0
Ohio State 4 1 0     5 3 0
Indiana 3 1 1     5 2 1
Purdue 3 1 1     5 2 1
Illinois 2 2 1     4 3 1
Chicago 1 4 0     2 5 1
Iowa 0 4 1     3 4 1
Wisconsin 0 4 0     2 6 0
Michigan 0 5 0     1 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1936 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1936 college football season. In their 24th season under head coach Robert Zuppke, the Illini compiled a 4–3–1 record and finished in sixth place in the Big Ten Conference.[1] Guard Cliff Kuhn was selected as the team's most valuable player.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 26DePaul*W 9–6
October 3Washington University*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 13–7
October 10USC*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
L 6–24
October 17at IowaT 0–0
October 24No. 4 Northwestern
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL (Rivalry)
L 2–13
October 31at MichiganW 9–6
November 14Ohio State
L 0–13
November 21at ChicagoW 18–7
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game


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