|1939 Illinois Fighting Illini football|
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1939 record||3–4–1 (3–3 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||Robert Zuppke (27th season)|
|Home stadium||Memorial Stadium|
|1939 Big Ten football standings|
|#15 Ohio State †||5||–||1||–||0||6||–||2||–||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. Bill Lenich was selected as the team's most valuable player.
|September 30||Bradley*||T 0–0|
|October 14||at USC*||L 0–26|
|October 21||Indiana||L 6–7|
|October 28||at Northwestern||L 0–13|
|November 4||No. 2 Michigan||W 16–7|
|November 11||Wisconsin||W 7–0|
|November 18||at No. 8 Ohio State||L 0–21|
|November 25||at Chicago||W 46–0|
- "1939 Illinois Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/illinois/1939-schedule.html. Retrieved December 16, 2015.
- "Fighting Illini Football Record Book". University of Illinois. 2015. p. 155. http://sidearm.sites.s3.amazonaws.com/fightingillini.com/documents/2015/8/3/3_History_7_30.pdf. Retrieved December 28, 2016.
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