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1975 Illinois Fighting Illini football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1975 record5–6 (4–4 Big Ten)
Head coachBob Blackman (5th season)
MVPStu Levenick, Bruce Beaman
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1974
1976 →
1975 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4/4 Ohio State 8 0 0     11 1 0
#8/8 Michigan 7 1 0     8 2 2
Michigan State 4 4 0     7 4 0
Illinois 4 4 0     5 6 0
Purdue 4 4 0     4 7 0
Wisconsin 3 4 1     4 6 1
Minnesota 3 5 0     6 5 0
Iowa 3 5 0     3 8 0
Northwestern 2 6 0     3 8 0
Indiana 1 6 1     2 8 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1975 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1975 Big Ten Conference football season. In their fifth year under head coach Bob Blackman, the Illini compiled a 5–6 record and finished in a three-way tie for third place in the Big Ten Conference.[1]

The team's offensive leaders were quarterback Kurt Steger with 1,136 passing yards, running back Lonnie Perrin with 907 rushing yards, and wide receiver Frank Johnson with 349 receiving yards.[2] Offensive tackle Stu Levenick and defensive back Bruce Beaman were selected as the team's most valuable players.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 13at IowaW 27–12
September 20No. 5 Missouri*L 20–30
September 27at No. 8 Texas A&M*L 13–43
October 4Washington State*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 27–21
October 11Minnesota
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 42–23
October 18Purdue
L 24–26
October 25at No. 16 Michigan StateW 21–19
November 1at WisconsinL 9–18
November 8No. 1 Ohio State
L 3–40
November 15No. 4 Michigan
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
L 15–21
November 22at NorthwesternW 28–7
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game


RosterEdit

1975 Illinois Fighting Illini football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
T 76 Owens, BurtBurt Owens So
T 74 Pancratz, KevinKevin Pancratz Jr
SE 40 Peach, JohnJohn Peach Jr
TB 33 Perrin, LonnieLonnie Perrin Sr
TB 23 Phillips, JimJim Phillips Jr
QB 16 Pokorny, RayRay Pokorny Jr
TB 14 Schnittker, DirkDirk Schnittker So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
S 15 Stewart, JeffJeff Stewart Jr
LB 67 Studwell, ScottScott Studwell Sr
LB 97 Sullivan, JohnJohn Sullivan So
LB 51 Williams, ChrisChris Williams Jr
LB 37 Williams, RickRick Williams Sr
DB 21 Yanoshik, JohnJohn Yanoshik Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

Roster

ReferencesEdit


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