|1958 Illinois Fighting Illini football|
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1958 record||4–5 (4–3 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||Ray Eliot (17th season)|
|Home stadium||Memorial Stadium|
|1958 Big Ten football standings|
|#2/2 Iowa †||5||–||1||–||0||8||–||1||–||1|
|#8/7 Ohio State||4||–||1||–||2||6||–||1||–||2|
|† – Conference champion |
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll
The 1958 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1958 Big Ten Conference football season. In their 17th year under head coach Ray Eliot, the Illini compiled a 4–5 record and finished in sixth place in the Big Ten Conference. Center Gene Cherney was selected as the team's most valuable player.
|September 27||UCLA*||L 14–18|
|October 4||at Duke*||L 13–15|
|October 11||No. 5 Ohio State||L 13–19|
|October 18||at Minnesota||W 20–8|
|October 25||No. 20 Michigan State||W 16–0|
|November 1||at No. 10 Purdue||L 8–31|
|November 8||at Michigan||W 21–8||58,788|||
|November 15||No. 5 Wisconsin||L 12–31|
|November 22||No. 20 Northwestern||W 27–20|
- ↑ "1958 Illinois Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/illinois/1958-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.
- ↑ Tommy Devine (November 9, 1958). "How The Mighty Have Fallen! U-M, Spartans Beaten Again; Illini Bomb Wolverines Out, 21-8". Detroit Free Press: p. 1E. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/30056567/how_the_mighty_have_fallen_um/.
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