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1999 Illinois Fighting Illini football
MicronPC Bowl champion
MicronPC Bowl, W 63–21 vs. Virginia
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 25
APNo. 24
1999 record8–4 (4–4 Big Ten)
Head coachRon Turner (3rd season)
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
(Capacity: 70,904)
Seasons
← 1998
2000 →
1999 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#4/4 Wisconsin   7 1         10 2  
#5/5 Michigan   6 2         10 2  
#7/7 Michigan State   6 2         10 2  
#11/11 Penn State   0* 3         0* 3  
#18/17 Minnesota   5 3         8 4  
#24/25 Illinois   4 4         8 4  
#25/NR Purdue   4 4         7 5  
Ohio State   3 5         6 6  
Indiana   3 5         4 7  
Northwestern   1 7         3 8  
Iowa   0 8         1 10  
† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative

The 1999 Illinois Fighting Illini football team represented the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in the 1999 NCAA Division I-A 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. The team earned a MicronPC Bowl berth, and defeated Virginia, 63–21.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 42:30 PMArkansas State*W 41–334,227
September 112:30 PMSan Diego State*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, Illinois
W 38–1035,798
September 186:00 PMat Louisville*W 41–3640,332
September 252:30 PMNo. 19 Michigan State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, Illinois
L 10–2752,417
October 211:00 AMat IndianaESPN2L 31–34 OT30,381
October 1611:00 AMMinnesotadagger
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, Illinois
ESPN2L 7–3749,152
October 2311:00 AMat No. 9 MichiganESPN+W 35–29110,188
October 302:30 PMNo. 2 Penn State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, Illinois
ABCL 7–2750,014
November 61:00 PMat IowaW 40–2461,350
November 1311:00 AMat No. 25 Ohio StateESPN2W 46–2093,429
November 201:00 PMNorthwestern
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, Illinois
W 29–750,137
December 306:00 PMvs. Virginia*TBSW 63–2131,089
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

RosterEdit

1999 Illinois Fighting Illini football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 34 Cook, JameelJameel Cook Jr
G 64 Diehl, DavidDavid Diehl Fr
QB 15 Kittner, KurtKurt Kittner So
T 59 Sullivan, MarquesMarques Sullivan Jr
TE 87 Whitman, JoshJosh Whitman Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 48 Clark, DannyDanny Clark Sr
DE 99 Wakefield, FredFred Wakefield Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
LS 51 Hodel, NathanNathan Hodel Jr
K 98 Rackers, NeilNeil Rackers Sr
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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