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1943 Illinois Fighting Illini football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1943 record3–7 (2–4 Big Ten)
Head coachRay Eliot (2nd season)
MVPEddie Bray
CaptainSelected each game
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1942
1944 →
1943 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 Purdue § 6 0 0     9 0 0
#3 Michigan § 6 0 0     8 1 0
#9 Northwestern 5 1 0     6 2 0
Indiana 2 3 1     4 4 2
Minnesota 2 3 0     5 4 0
Illinois 2 4 0     3 7 0
Ohio State 1 4 0     3 6 0
Wisconsin 1 6 0     1 9 0
Iowa 0 4 1     1 6 1
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1943 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1943 Big Ten Conference football season. In their second season under head coach Ray Eliot, the Illini compiled a 3–7 record and finished in sixth place in the Big Ten Conference.[1] Halfback Eddie Bray was selected as the team's most valuable player.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 11Camp Grant*L 0–23
September 18Iowa Pre-Flight*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
L 18–32
October 2at PurdueL 21–40
October 9at WisconsinW 25–7
October 16Pittsburgh*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 33–25
October 23at No. 1 Notre Dame*L 0–47
October 30No. 7 Michigan
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
L 6–42
November 6at IowaW 19–10
November 13at Ohio StateL 26–29
November 20at No. 9 NorthwesternL 6–53
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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