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1949 Illinois Fighting Illini football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1949 record3–4–2 (3–3–1 Big Ten)
Head coachRay Eliot (8th season)
MVPJohnny Karras
CaptainLyle Button
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1948
1950 →
1949 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#6 Ohio State § 4 1 1     7 1 2
#7 Michigan § 4 1 1     6 2 1
#8 Minnesota 4 2 0     7 2 0
Wisconsin 3 2 1     5 3 1
Illinois 3 3 1     3 4 2
Iowa 3 3 0     4 5 0
Northwestern 3 4 0     4 5 0
Purdue 2 4 0     4 5 0
Indiana 0 6 0     1 8 0
§ – 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.[1] Halfback Johnny Karras was selected as the team's most valuable player.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 24Iowa State*T 20–20
October 1Wisconsin
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
T 13–13
October 8at IowaW 20–14
October 15Missouri*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL (Rivalry)
L 20–27
October 22at PurdueW 19–0
October 29No. 6 Michigan
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
L 0–13
November 5Indiana
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 33–14
November 12at No. 11 Ohio StateL 17–30
November 19Northwestern
L 7–9
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game


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