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1937 Illinois Fighting Illini football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1937 record3–3–2 (2–3 Big Ten)
Head coachRobert Zuppke (25th season)
MVPJack Berner
CaptainLowell Spurgeon
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1936
1938 →
1937 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 Minnesota 5 0 0     6 2 0
#13 Ohio State 5 1 0     6 2 0
Indiana 3 2 0     5 3 0
Michigan 3 3 0     4 4 0
Northwestern 3 3 0     4 4 0
Purdue 2 2 1     4 3 1
Wisconsin 2 2 1     4 3 1
Illinois 2 3 0     3 3 2
Chicago 0 4 0     1 6 0
Iowa 0 5 0     1 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1937 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1937 Big Ten Conference football season. In their 25th season under head coach Robert Zuppke, the Illini compiled a 3–3–2 record and finished in eighth place in the Big Ten Conference.[1] Quarterback Jack Berner was selected as the team's most valuable player.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultSource
September 25Ohio*W 20–6
October 2DePaul*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
T 0–0[3]
October 9Notre Dame*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
T 0–0
October 16at IndianaL 6–13
October 30Michigan
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
L 6–7
November 6at No. 19 NorthwesternW 6–0
November 13at Ohio StateL 0–19
November 20Chicago
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 21–0
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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