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2006 Illinois Fighting Illini football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
2006 record2–10 (1–7 Big Ten)
Head coachRon Zook (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorMike Locksley (2nd season)
Offensive schemeSpread option
Captain
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
(Capacity: 69,249)
Seasons
← 2005
2007 →
2006 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#2/2 Ohio State   8 0         12 1  
#7/5 Wisconsin   7 1         12 1  
#8/9 Michigan   7 1         11 2  
#24/25 Penn State   0* 3         0* 4  
Purdue   5 3         8 6  
Minnesota   3 5         6 7  
Indiana   3 5         5 7  
Iowa   2 6         6 7  
Northwestern   2 6         4 8  
Michigan State   1 7         4 8  
Illinois   1 7         2 10  
† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative

The 2006 Illinois Fighting Illini football team represented the University of Illinois in the 2006 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team's head coach was Ron Zook, who was in his second season with the Illini. Illinois had a record of 2–10, as they did the year before. However, unlike 2005, they suffered few blowout losses, and played competitively with the Big Ten powerhouses, including #1 ranked Ohio State to whom Illinois lost 17–10 on November 4.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 26:00 PMEastern Illinois*ESPN+W 42–1745,444[1]
September 911:00 AMat Rutgers*ESPN2L 0–3341,036[1]
September 1611:00 AMSyracuse*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, Illinois
ESPN+L 21–3140,657[1]
September 2311:00 AMNo. 14 Iowa
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, Illinois
ESPN+L 7–2443,066[1]
September 3011:00 AMat Michigan StateESPN+W 23–2071,268[1]
October 711:00 AMIndiana
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, Illinois
ESPN+L 32–3443,006[1]
October 1411:00 AMOhio*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, Illinois
ESPN+L 17–2034,328[1]
October 216:00 PMat Penn StateESPN2L 12–26108,112[1]
October 2811:00 AMat No. 17 WisconsinESPN2L 24–3081,300[1]
November 42:30 PMNo. 1 Ohio State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, Illinois
ESPN2L 10–1753,351[1]
November 1111:00 AMPurdue
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, Illinois
ESPN+L 31–4244,266[1]
November 1811:00 AMat NorthwesternESPN+L 16–2722,242[1]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time
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