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1969 Illinois Fighting Illini football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1969 record0–10 (0–7 Big Ten)
Head coachJim Valek (3rd season)
MVPDoug Dieken
CaptainDoug Redmann, Bruce Erb
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1968
1970 →
1969 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4/5 Ohio State § 6 1 0     8 1 0
#9/8 Michigan § 6 1 0     8 3 0
#18/18 Purdue 5 2 0     8 2 0
Minnesota 4 3 0     4 5 1
Iowa 3 4 0     5 5 0
Indiana 3 4 0     4 6 0
Northwestern 3 4 0     3 7 0
Wisconsin 3 4 0     3 7 0
Michigan State 2 5 0     4 6 0
Illinois 0 7 0     0 10 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1969 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1969 Big Ten Conference football season. In their third year under head coach Jim Valek, the Illini compiled a 0–10 record and finished in last place in the Big Ten Conference.[1]

The team's offensive leaders were quarterback Steve Livas with 705 passing yards, running back Dave Jackson with 465 rushing yards, and wide receiver Doug Dieken with 486 receiving yards.[2] Dieken was selected as the team's most valuable player.[3]

Guard Doug Redmann was selected by the Newspaper Enterprise Association as a second-team player on the 1969 College Football All-America Team.[4]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 20Washington State*L 18–19
September 27vs. No. 11 Missouri*L 6–37
October 4Iowa State*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
L 20–48
October 11Northwestern
L 6–10
October 18at IndianaL 20–41
October 25at No. 1 Ohio StateL 0–41
November 1No. 13 Purdue
L 22–49
November 8No. 18 Michigan
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
L 0–57
November 15at WisconsinL 14–55
November 22Iowa
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
L 0–40
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game


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