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1955 Illinois Fighting Illini football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1955 record5–3–1 (3–3–1 Big Ten)
Head coachRay Eliot (14th season)
MVPEm Lindbeck
CaptainSelected each game
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1954
1956 →
1955 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5/5 Ohio State 6 0 0     7 2 0
#2/2 Michigan State 5 1 0     9 1 0
#12/13 Michigan 5 2 0     7 2 0
Purdue 4 2 1     5 3 1
Illinois 3 3 1     5 3 1
Wisconsin 3 4 0     4 5 0
Iowa 2 3 1     3 5 1
Minnesota 2 5 0     3 6 0
Indiana 1 5 0     3 6 0
Northwestern 0 6 1     0 8 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1955 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1955 Big Ten Conference football season. In their 14th year under head coach Ray Eliot, the Illini compiled a 5–3–1 record and finished in fifth place in the Big Ten Conference.[1] Quarterback Em Lindbeck was selected as the team's most valuable player.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 24at California*W 20–13
October 1Iowa State*W 40–0
October 8at Ohio StateL 12–27
October 15Minnesota
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 21–13
October 22at No. 6 Michigan StateL 7–21
October 29Purdue
L 0–13
November 5No. 3 Michigan
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 25–6
November 12at WisconsinNo. 16W 17–14
November 19at NorthwesternT 7–7
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game


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