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1989 Illinois Fighting Illini football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 10
APNo. 10
1989 record10–2 (7–1 Big Ten)
Head coachJohn Mackovic (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorLou Tepper (2nd season)
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
(Capacity: 69,200)
Seasons
← 1988
1990 →
1989 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7/8 Michigan 8 0 0     10 2 0
#10/10 Illinois 7 1 0     10 2 0
#16/16 Michigan State 6 2 0     8 4 0
#24/NR Ohio State 6 2 0     8 4 0
Minnesota 4 4 0     6 5 0
Indiana 3 5 0     5 6 0
Iowa 3 5 0     5 6 0
Purdue 2 6 0     3 8 0
Wisconsin 1 7 0     2 9 0
Northwestern 0 8 0     0 11 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1989 Illinois Fighting Illini football team represented the University of Illinois in the 1989 NCAA Division I-A football season.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 42:30 PMat No. 5 USC*No. 22ABCW 14-1354,622
September 162:30 PMat No. 8 Colorado*No. 10CBSL 7-3846,747
September 231:00 PMUtah State*No. 20W 41-261,553
October 72:30 PMOhio StateNo. 18
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, Illinois (Illibuck)
ABCW 34-1469,088
October 141:00 PMat PurdueNo. 16W 14-241,101
October 2111:30 AMat Michigan StateNo. 13ESPNW 14-1076,216
October 281:00 PMWisconsindaggerNo. 8
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, Illinois
W 32-964,856
November 42:30 PMat IowaNo. 8ABCW 31-767,700
November 112:30 PMNo. 3 MichiganNo. 8
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, Illinois
ABCL 10-2473,069
November 182:30 PMIndianaNo. 12
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, Illinois
ABCW 41-2853,368
November 252:00 PMat NorthwesternNo. 11W 63-1431,017
January 112:30 PMvs. No. 16 Virginia*No. 11ABCW 31-2160,016
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

RosterEdit

1989 Illinois Fighting Illini football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 2 Bellamy, MikeMike Bellamy Sr
QB 11 George, JeffJeff George Jr
RB 29 Griffith, HowardHoward Griffith Jr
TE 82 Hartley, FrankFrank Hartley Jr
T 79 Hopkins, BradBrad Hopkins So
C 69 Simpson, TimTim Simpson So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DT 96 Agee, MelMel Agee Jr
LB 48 Brownlow, DarrickDarrick Brownlow Jr
DT 95 Gardner, MoeMoe Gardner Jr
DB 33 Green, ChrisChris Green Jr
DB 18 Jones, HenryHenry Jones Jr
DB 37 Nelson, SteveSteve Nelson 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

Game summariesEdit

ColoradoEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting


MichiganEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
19–54–1 1988 L 9–38


Awards and honorsEdit

Team players in the NFLEdit

Player Round Pick Position Club
Jeff George 1 1 Quarterback Indianapolis Colts
Mike Bellamy 2 50 Wide receiver Philadelphia Eagles
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ReferencesEdit


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