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1954 Illinois Fighting Illini football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1954 record1–8 (0–6 Big Ten)
Head coachRay Eliot (13th season)
MVPJack Chamblin
CaptainJan Smid
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1953
1955 →
1954 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1/2 Ohio State 7 0 0     10 0 0
#9/10 Wisconsin 5 2 0     7 2 0
#15/15 Michigan 5 2 0     6 3 0
#NR/20 Minnesota 4 2 0     7 2 0
Iowa 4 3 0     5 4 0
Purdue 3 3 0     5 3 1
Indiana 2 4 0     3 6 0
Michigan State 1 5 0     3 6 0
Northwestern 1 5 0     2 7 0
Illinois 0 6 0     1 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1954 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1954 Big Ten Conference football season. In their 13th year under head coach Ray Eliot, the Illini compiled a 1–8 record and finished in last place in the Big Ten Conference.[1] Center Jack Chamblin was selected as the team's most valuable player.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 25Penn State*No. 6L 12–14
October 2at Stanford*L 2–12
October 9No. 10 Ohio State
L 7–40
October 16at No. 11 MinnesotaL 6–19
October 23Syracuse*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 34–6
October 30at No. 9 PurdueL 14–28
November 6at MichiganL 7–14
November 13No. 14 Wisconsin
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
L 14–27
November 20Northwestern
L 7–20
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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