|1948 Illinois Fighting Illini football|
|Conference||Big Nine Conference|
|1948 record||3–6 (2–5 Big Nine)|
|Head coach||Ray Eliot (7th season)|
|Home stadium||Memorial Stadium|
|1948 Big Ten football standings|
|#1 Michigan †||6||–||0||–||0||9||–||0||–||0|
|† – Conference champion |
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1948 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1948 Big Nine Conference football season. In their seventh year under head coach Ray Eliot, the Illini compiled a 3–6 record and finished in eighth place in the Big Ten Conference. End James Valek was selected as the team's most valuable player.
|September 25||Kansas State*||W 40–0|
|October 2||at Wisconsin||L 16–20|
|October 9||No. 5 Army*||L 21–26|
|October 16||at No. 11 Minnesota||L 0–6|
|October 23||Purdue||W 10–6|
|October 30||at No. 1 Michigan||L 20–28|
|November 6||Iowa||W 14–0|
|November 13||Ohio State||L 7–34|
|November 20||at No. 7 Northwestern||L 7–20|
- ↑ "1948 Illinois Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/illinois/1948-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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