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1941 Illinois Fighting Illini football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1941 record2–6 (0–5 Big Ten)
Head coachRobert Zuppke (29th season)
MVPNate Johnson
CaptainSelected each game
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1940
1942 →
1941 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Minnesota 5 0 0     8 0 0
#5 Michigan 3 1 1     6 1 1
#13 Ohio State 3 1 1     6 1 1
#11 Northwestern 4 2 0     5 3 0
Wisconsin 3 3 0     3 5 0
Iowa 2 4 0     3 5 0
Purdue 1 3 0     2 5 1
Indiana 1 3 0     2 6 0
Illinois 0 5 0     2 6 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1941 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1941 Big Ten Conference football season. In their 29th season under head coach Robert Zuppke, the Illini compiled a 2–6 record and finished in last place in the Big Ten Conference.[1] Tackle Nate Johnson was selected as the team's most valuable player.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
October 4Miami (OH)*W 45–0
October 11at MinnesotaL 6–34
October 18Drake*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 40–0
October 25at No. 7 Notre Dame*L 14–49
November 1No. 7 Michigan
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
L 0–20
November 8Iowa
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
L 0–21
November 15at No. 20 Ohio StateL 7–12
November 22at No. 10 NorthwesternL 0–27
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game


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