|1949 Illinois Fighting Illini football|
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1949 record||3–4–2 (3–3–1 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||Ray Eliot (8th season)|
|Home stadium||Memorial Stadium|
|1949 Big Ten football standings|
|#6 Ohio State §||4||–||1||–||1||7||–||1||–||2|
|#7 Michigan §||4||–||1||–||1||6||–||2||–||1|
|§ – Conference co-champions |
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1949 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1949 Big Nine Conference football season. In their eighth year under head coach Ray Eliot, the Illini compiled a 3–4–2 record and finished in fifth place in the Big Ten Conference. Halfback Johnny Karras was selected as the team's most valuable player.
|September 24||Iowa State*||T 20–20|
|October 1||Wisconsin||T 13–13|
|October 8||at Iowa||W 20–14|
|October 15||Missouri*||L 20–27|
|October 22||at Purdue||W 19–0|
|October 29||No. 6 Michigan||L 0–13|
|November 5||Indiana||W 33–14|
|November 12||at No. 11 Ohio State||L 17–30|
|November 19||Northwestern||L 7–9|
- ↑ "1949 Illinois Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/illinois/1949-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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