|1974 Illinois Fighting Illini football|
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1974 record||6–4–1 (4–3–1 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||Bob Blackman (4th season)|
|MVP||Tom Hicks, Jeff Hollenbach|
|Home stadium||Memorial Stadium|
|1974 Big Ten football standings|
|#4/3 Ohio State §||7||–||1||–||0||10||–||2||–||0|
|#3/5 Michigan §||7||–||1||–||0||10||–||1||–||0|
|#12/18 Michigan State||6||–||1||–||1||7||–||3||–||1|
|§ – Conference co-champions |
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll
The 1974 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois in the 1974 Big Ten Conference football season. In their fourth year under head coach Bob Blackman, the Illini compiled a 6–4–1 record and finished in fifth place in the Big Ten Conference.
The team's offensive leaders were quarterback Jeff Hollenbach with 1,037 passing yards, running back Chubby Phillips with 772 rushing yards, and wide receiver Joe Smalzer with 525 receiving yards. Hollenbach and linebacker Tom Hicks were selected as the team's most valuable players.
|September 14||Indiana||W 16–0|
|September 21||at No. 19 Stanford*||W 41–7|
|September 28||Washington State*||No. 16||W 21–19|
|October 5||California*||No. 14||L 14–31|
|October 12||at Purdue||W 27–23|
|October 19||Michigan State||T 21–21|
|October 26||at Iowa||L 12–14|
|November 2||at No. 1 Ohio State||L 7–49|
|November 9||No. 4 Michigan||L 6–14|
|November 16||at Minnesota||W 17–14|
|November 23||Northwestern||W 28–14|
- ↑ "1974 Illinois Fighting Illini Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/illinois/1974-schedule.html. Retrieved December 16, 2015.
- ↑ "1974 Illinois Fighting Illini Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/illinois/1974.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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