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1997 Illinois Fighting Illini football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1997 record0–11 (0–8 Big Ten)
Head coachRon Turner (1st season)
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
(Capacity: 70,904)
Seasons
← 1996
1998 →
1997 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#1/2 Michigan   8 0         12 0  
#12/12 Ohio State   6 2         10 3  
#16/17 Penn State   6 2         9 3  
#15/15 Purdue   6 2         9 3  
Wisconsin   5 3         8 5  
Iowa   4 4         7 5  
Michigan State   4 4         7 5  
Northwestern   3 5         5 7  
Minnesota   1 7         3 9  
Indiana   1 7         2 9  
Illinois   0 8         0 11  
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1997 Illinois Fighting Illini football team represented the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign during the 1997 Big Ten Conference football season. They participated as members of the Big Ten Conference. Their home games were played at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois. The team's head coach was Ron Turner, who was in his first season with the Illini. Illinois had a record of 0–11 and failed to make a bowl game.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 66:00 PMSouthern Miss*ESPN2L 7–2444,519
September 132:30 PMat Louisville*CBSL 13–2636,824
September 2011:30 AMNo. 19 Washington State*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
ESPN2L 22–3547,131
September 2711:30 AMat No. 11 IowaESPN2L 10–3870,397
October 411:30 AMNo. 2 Penn State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
ESPN2L 6–4151,523
October 1111:00 AMat WisconsinESPN+L 7–3179,327
October 251:00 PMNo. 22 Purdue
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
L 3–4845,122
November 11:00 PMat IndianaL 6–2332,705
November 811:00 AMNorthwestern
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
ESPN+L 21–3441,195
November 1511:00 AMat No. 4 Ohio StateESPN+L 6–4192,008
November 221:00 PMMichigan State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
L 17–2730,087
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time
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