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1948 Illinois Fighting Illini football
ConferenceBig Nine Conference
1948 record3–6 (2–5 Big Nine)
Head coachRay Eliot (7th season)
MVPJim Valek
CaptainHerb Siegert
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1947
1949 →
1948 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Michigan 6 0 0     9 0 0
#7 Northwestern 5 1 0     8 2 0
#16 Minnesota 5 2 0     7 2 0
Ohio State 3 3 0     6 3 0
Iowa 2 4 0     4 5 0
Purdue 2 4 0     3 6 0
Indiana 2 4 0     2 7 0
Illinois 2 5 0     3 6 0
Wisconsin 1 5 0     2 7 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.[1] End James Valek was selected as the team's most valuable player.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 25Kansas State*W 40–0
October 2at WisconsinL 16–20
October 9No. 5 Army*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
L 21–26
October 16at No. 11 MinnesotaL 0–6
October 23Purdue
W 10–6
October 30at No. 1 MichiganL 20–28
November 6Iowa
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 14–0
November 13Ohio State
L 7–34
November 20at No. 7 NorthwesternL 7–20
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game


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