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1939 Illinois Fighting Illini football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1939 record3–4–1 (3–3 Big Ten)
Head coachRobert Zuppke (27th season)
MVPWilliam Lenich
CaptainMelvin Brewer
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1938
1940 →
1939 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#15 Ohio State 5 1 0     6 2 0
#9 Iowa 4 1 1     6 1 1
#20 Michigan 3 2 0     6 2 0
Purdue 2 1 2     3 3 2
Northwestern 3 2 1     3 4 1
Illinois 3 3 0     3 4 1
Minnesota 2 3 1     3 4 1
Indiana 2 3 0     2 4 2
Wisconsin 0 5 1     1 6 1
Chicago 0 3 0     2 6 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1939 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1939 Big Ten Conference football season. In their 27th season under head coach Robert Zuppke, the Illini compiled a 3–4–1 record and finished in sixth place in the Big Ten Conference.[1] Bill Lenich was selected as the team's most valuable player.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 30Bradley*T 0–0
October 14at USC*L 0–26
October 21Indiana
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
L 6–7
October 28at NorthwesternL 0–13
November 4No. 2 Michigan
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 16–7
November 11Wisconsin
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 7–0
November 18at No. 8 Ohio StateL 0–21
November 25at ChicagoW 46–0
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game


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