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1958 Illinois Fighting Illini football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1958 record4–5 (4–3 Big Ten)
Head coachRay Eliot (17th season)
MVPGene Cherney
CaptainJack Delveaux
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1957
1959 →
1958 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2/2 Iowa 5 1 0     8 1 1
#7/6 Wisconsin 5 1 1     7 1 1
#8/7 Ohio State 4 1 2     6 1 2
#13/11 Purdue 3 1 2     6 1 2
Indiana 3 2 1     5 3 1
Illinois 4 3 0     4 5 0
Northwestern 3 4 0     5 4 0
Michigan 1 5 1     2 6 1
Minnesota 1 6 0     1 8 0
Michigan State 0 5 1     3 5 1
† – 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.[1] Center Gene Cherney was selected as the team's most valuable player.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 27UCLA*L 14–18
October 4at Duke*L 13–15
October 11No. 5 Ohio State
L 13–19
October 18at MinnesotaW 20–8
October 25No. 20 Michigan State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 16–0
November 1at No. 10 PurdueL 8–31
November 8at MichiganW 21–858,788[3]
November 15No. 5 Wisconsin
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
L 12–31
November 22No. 20 Northwestern
W 27–20
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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