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1992 Illinois Fighting Illini football
Holiday Bowl, L 17–27 Hawaii
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1992 record6–5–1 (4–3–1 Big Ten)
Head coachLou Tepper (2nd season)
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1991
1993 →
1992 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5/5 Michigan 6 0 2     9 0 3
#18/18 Ohio State 5 2 1     8 3 1
Michigan State 5 3 0     5 6 0
Illinois 4 3 1     6 5 1
Iowa 4 4 0     5 7 0
Indiana 3 5 0     5 6 0
Wisconsin 3 5 0     5 6 0
Purdue 3 5 0     4 7 0
Northwestern 3 5 0     3 8 0
Minnesota 2 6 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1992 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1992 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their second year under head coach Lou Tepper, the Illini compiled a 6–5–1 record, finished in fourth place in the Big Ten Conference, and lost to Hawaii in the 1992 Holiday Bowl.[1]

Quarterback Jason Verduzco led the team with 1,779 passing yards, while Darren Boyer led with 593 rushing yards. John Wright led with 508 receiving yards.[2]

Several Illinois players received all-conference honors. Defensive lineman Simeon Rice was selected by the Associated Press (AP) as the Big Ten Freshman of the Year. Offensive tackle Brad Hopkins was selected by the AP as a first-team all-conference player, and linebacker Dana Howard and quarterback Verduzco were selected as a second-team player.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 5Northern Illinois*W 30–14
September 12Missouri*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL (Rivalry)
W 24–17
September 19at Houston*L 13–31
October 3at MinnesotaL 17–18
October 10at No. 21 Ohio StateW 18–16
October 17Iowa
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
L 14–24
October 24Northwestern
L 26–27
October 31at WisconsinW 13–12
November 7Purdue
W 20–17
November 14at No. 3 MichiganT 22–22
November 21Michigan State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 14–10
December 30vs. Hawaii*L 17–27
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

RosterEdit

1992 Illinois Fighting Illini football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
TE 87 Dilger, KenKen Dilger So
C 56 Engel, GregGreg Engel Jr
T 79 Hopkins, BradBrad Hopkins Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 51 Hardy, KevinKevin Hardy Fr
LB 52 Holecek, JohnJohn Holecek So
DE 97 Rice, SimeonSimeon Rice Fr
CB 29 Turner, ScottScott Turner So
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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