|1973 Illinois Fighting Illini football|
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1973 record||5–6 (4–4 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||Bob Blackman (3rd season)|
|MVP||Eddie Jenkins, Octavus Morgan|
|Home stadium||Memorial Stadium|
|1973 Big Ten football standings|
|#2/3 Ohio State §||7||–||0||–||1||10||–||0||–||1|
|#6/6 Michigan §||7||–||0||–||1||10||–||0||–||1|
|§ – Conference co-champions |
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll
The 1973 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois in the 1973 Big Ten Conference football season. In their third year under head coach Bob Blackman, the Illini compiled a 5–6 record and finished in a four-way tie for fourth place in the Big Ten Conference.
The team's offensive leaders were quarterback Jeff Hollenbach with 916 passing yards, running back George Uremovich with 519 rushing yards, and wide receiver Garvin Roberson with 416 receiving yards. Halfback Eddie Jenkins and defensive end Octavus Morgan were selected as the team's most valuable players.
|September 15||at Indiana||W 28–14|
|September 22||at California*||W 27–7|
|September 29||West Virginia*||L 10–17|
|October 6||Stanford*||L 0–24|
|October 13||Purdue||W 15–13|
|October 20||at Michigan State||W 6–3|
|October 27||Iowa||W 50–0|
|November 3||No. 1 Ohio State||L 0–30|
|November 10||at No. 4 Michigan||L 6–21|
|November 17||Minnesota||L 16–19|
|November 24||at Northwestern||L 6–9|
- ↑ "1973 Illinois Fighting Illini Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/illinois/1973-schedule.html. Retrieved December 16, 2015.
- ↑ "1973 Illinois Fighting Illini Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/illinois/1973.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 29, 2016.
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