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1962 Illinois Fighting Illini football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 18
1962 record2–7 (2–5 Big Ten)
Head coachPete Elliott (3rd season)
MVPKen Zimmerman
CaptainBob Scharbert
Ken Zimmerman
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1961
1963 →
1962 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2/2 Wisconsin 6 1 0     8 2 0
#10/10 Minnesota 5 2 0     6 2 1
#NR/16 Northwestern 4 2 0     7 2 0
#NR/13 Ohio State 4 2 0     6 3 0
Michigan State 3 3 0     5 4 0
Purdue 3 3 0     4 4 1
Iowa 3 3 0     4 5 0
Illinois 2 5 0     2 7 0
Indiana 1 5 0     3 6 0
Michigan 1 6 0     2 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1962 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1962 Big Ten Conference football season. In their third year under head coach Pete Elliott, the Illini compiled a 2–7 record and finished in eighth place in the Big Ten Conference.[1] Halfback Ken Zimmerman was selected as the team's most valuable player.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 29at Washington*L 7–28
October 6at NorthwesternL 0–45
October 13No. 10 Ohio StateL 15–51
October 20at MinnesotaL 0–17
October 27No. 4 USC*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
L 16–28
November 3at PurdueW 14–10
November 10at MichiganL 10–14
November 17No. 4 Wisconsin
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
L 6–35
November 24Michigan State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 7–6
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game


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