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1960 Illinois Fighting Illini football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1960 record5–4 (3–4 Big Ten)
Head coachPete Elliott (1st season)
MVPJoe Rutgens
CaptainBill Brown
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1959
1961 →
1960 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1/1 Minnesota § 5 1 0     8 2 0
#3/2 Iowa § 5 1 0     8 1 0
#8/8 Ohio State 4 2 0     7 2 0
#15/11 Michigan State 3 2 0     6 2 1
Illinois 2 4 0     5 4 0
Michigan 2 4 0     5 4 0
Northwestern 2 4 0     5 4 0
#19/15 Purdue 2 4 0     4 4 1
Wisconsin 2 5 0     4 5 0
Indiana 0 0 0     1 8 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1960 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1960 Big Ten Conference football season. In their first year under head coach Pete Elliott, the Illini compiled a 5–4 record and finished in a three-way tie for fifth place in the Big Ten Conference.[1] Tackle Joe Rutgens was selected as the team's most valuable player.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 24IndianaNo. 4W 17–6
October 1West Virginia*No. 4
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 33–0
October 8No. 5 Ohio StateNo. 4
L 7–34
October 15at No. 10 MinnesotaL 10–21
October 22Penn State*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 10–8
October 29at No. 15 PurdueW 14–12
November 5at MichiganL 7–8
November 12Wisconsin
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 35–14
November 19at NorthwesternL 7–14
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game


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