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1938 Illinois Fighting Illini football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1938 record3–5 (2–3 Big Ten)
Head coachRobert Zuppke (26th season)
MVPJames Hodges
CaptainJames W. McDonald
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1937
1939 →
1938 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10 Minnesota 4 1 0     6 2 0
#16 Michigan 3 1 1     6 1 1
Purdue 3 1 1     5 1 2
#17 Northwestern 2 1 2     4 2 2
Wisconsin 3 2 0     5 3 0
Ohio State 3 2 1     4 3 1
Illinois 2 3 0     3 5 0
Iowa 1 3 1     1 6 1
Indiana 1 4 0     1 6 1
Chicago 0 4 0     1 6 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1938 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1938 Big Ten Conference football season. In their 26th season under head coach Robert Zuppke, the Illini compiled a 3–5 record and finished in seventh place in the Big Ten Conference.[1] Guard James Hodges was selected as the team's most valuable player.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 24Ohio*L 0–6
October 1DePaul*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 44–7
October 8Indiana
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 12–2
October 15at Notre Dame*L 6–14
October 22No. 18 Northwestern
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL (Rivalry)
L 0–13
October 29at No. 13 MichiganL 0–14
November 12Ohio State
L 14–32
November 19at ChicagoW 34–0
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game


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