|1945 Illinois Fighting Illini football|
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1945 record||2–6–1 (1–4–1 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||Ray Eliot (4th season)|
|Home stadium||Memorial Stadium|
|1945 Big Ten football standings|
|#4 Indiana †||5||–||0||–||1||9||–||0||–||1|
|#12 Ohio State||5||–||2||–||0||7||–||2||–||0|
|† – Conference champion |
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1945 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1945 Big Ten Conference football season. In their fourth year under head coach Ray Eliot, the Illini compiled a 2–6–1 and finished in seventh place in the Big Ten Conference. Center Mac Wenskunas was selected as the team's most valuable player.
|September 22||Pittsburgh*||W 23–6|
|September 29||at Notre Dame*||L 0–7|
|October 6||Indiana||L 0–6|
|October 20||at Wisconsin||T 7–7|
|October 27||No. 16 Michigan||L 0–19|
|November 3||Great Lakes Navy*||L 6–12|
|November 10||Iowa||W 48–7|
|November 17||at No. 9 Ohio State||L 2–27|
|November 24||at Northwestern||L 7–13|
- ↑ "1945 Illinois Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/illinois/1945-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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