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1950 Illinois Fighting Illini football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 11
APNo. 13
1950 record7–2 (4–2 Big Ten)
Head coachRay Eliot (9th season)
MVPTony Klimek
CaptainBill Vohaska
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1949
1951 →
1950 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#9/6 Michigan 4 1 1     6 3 1
#14/10 Ohio State 5 2 0     6 3 0
#NR/20 Wisconsin 5 2 0     6 3 0
#13/11 Illinois 4 2 0     7 2 0
Northwestern 3 3 0     6 3 0
Iowa 2 4 0     3 5 1
Minnesota 1 4 1     1 7 1
Indiana 1 4 0     3 5 1
Purdue 1 4 0     2 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1950 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1950 Big Nine Conference football season. In their ninth year under head coach Ray Eliot, the Illini compiled a 7–2 record, finished in fourth place in the Big Ten Conference, and were ranked #13 in the final AP Poll. The lone setbacks were losses Wisconsin and Northwestern.[1] End Tony Klimek was selected as the team's most valuable player.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 30Ohio*No. 8W 28–2
October 7WisconsinNo. 15
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
L 6–7
October 13at UCLA*W 14–6
October 21No. 10 Washington*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 20–13
October 28No. 19 IndianaNo. 12
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 20–0
November 4at MichiganNo. 10W 7–0
November 11at IowaNo. 10W 21–7
November 18No. 1 Ohio StateNo. 8
W 14–7
November 25at NorthwesternNo. 6L 7–14
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

PlayersEdit

  • Charles E. "Chuck" Brown - guard (1st-team All-Big Ten pick by AP and UP)
  • Johnny Karras - halfback (2nd-team All-Big Ten pick by AP and UP)
  • Tony Klimek - end (1st-team All-Big Ten pick by AP and UP)
  • Lynn Lynch - guard (2nd-team All-Big Ten pick by AP and UP)
  • Dick Raklovits - halfback (1st-team All-Big Ten pick by AP and UP)
  • Al Tate - tackle (1st-team All-America pick by Football Writers; 2nd-team All-Big Ten pick by AP and UP)
  • Bill Vohaska - center (1st-team All-America pick by AP; 1st-team All-Big Ten pick by AP and UP)

ReferencesEdit

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