|1957 Illinois Fighting Illini football|
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1957 record||4–5 (3–4 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||Ray Eliot (16th season)|
|Home stadium||Memorial Stadium|
|1957 Big Ten football standings|
|#2/1 Ohio State †||7||–||0||–||0||9||–||1||–||0|
|#3/3 Michigan State||5||–||1||–||0||8||–||1||–||0|
|† – Conference champion |
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll
The 1957 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1957 Big Ten Conference football season. In their 16th year under head coach Ray Eliot, the Illini compiled a 4–5 record and finished in seventh place in the Big Ten Conference. End Ron Hanson was selected as the team's most valuable player.
|September 27||at UCLA*||L 6–16|
|October 5||Colgate*||W 40–0|
|October 12||at Ohio State||L 7–21|
|October 19||No. 4 Minnesota||W 34–13|
|October 26||at No. 8 Michigan State||No. 16||L 14–19|
|November 2||Purdue||L 6–21|
|November 9||No. 11 Michigan||W 20–19|
|November 16||at Wisconsin||No. 15||L 13–24|
|November 23||Northwestern||W 27–0|
- ↑ "1957 Illinois Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/illinois/1957-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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