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1986 Illinois Fighting Illini football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1986 record4–7 (3–5 Big Ten)
Head coachMike White (7th season)
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1985
1987 →
1986 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8/7 Michigan § 7 1 0     11 2 0
#7/6 Ohio State § 7 1 0     10 3 0
#16/15 Iowa 5 3 0     9 3 0
Minnesota 5 3 0     6 6 0
Michigan State 4 4 0     6 5 0
Indiana 3 5 0     6 6 0
Illinois 3 5 0     4 7 0
Northwestern 2 6 0     4 7 0
Purdue 2 6 0     3 8 0
Wisconsin 2 6 0     3 9 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1986 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign during the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their seventh year under head coach Mike White, the Illini compiled a 4–7 record and finished in a tie for sixth place in the Big Ten Conference.[1]

The team's offensive leaders were quarterback Shane Lamb with 1,414 passing yards, running back Keith Jones with 534 rushing yards, and Stephen Pierce with 602 receiving yards.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 6Louisville*W 23–0
September 13at USC*L 16–31
September 20No. 6 Nebraska*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
L 14–59
October 4at Ohio StateL 0–14
October 11Purdue
W 34–27
October 18Michigan State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
L 21–29
October 25at WisconsinL 9–15
November 1at No. 3 MichiganL 13–69
November 8No. 16 Iowa
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 20–16
November 15at IndianaW 21–16
November 22Northwestern
L 18–23
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game


ReferencesEdit

  1. "1986 Illinois Fighting Illini Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/illinois/1986-schedule.html. Retrieved December 16, 2015.
  2. "1986 Illinois Fighting Illini Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/illinois/1986.html. Retrieved December 16, 2015.


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