1913 Illinois Fighting Illini football team

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1913 Illinois Fighting Illini football
1913 Illinois Fighting Illini football team.jpg
Conference Western Conference
1913 record 4–2–1 (2–2–1 Western)
Head coach Robert Zuppke (1st season)
Captain Enos M. Rowe
Seasons
← 1912
1914 →
1913 Western Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Chicago $ 7 0 0     7 0 0
Iowa 2 1 0     5 2 0
Minnesota 2 1 0     5 2 0
Purdue 2 1 2     4 1 2
Illinois 2 2 1     4 2 1
Wisconsin 1 2 1     3 3 1
Ohio State 1 2 0     4 2 1
Indiana 2 4 0     3 4 0
Northwestern 0 6 0     1 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1913 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1913 college football season. In their first season under head coach Robert Zuppke, the Illini compiled a 4–2–1 record and finished in fifth place in the Western Conference.[1] Fullback Enos M. Rowe was the team captain.[2]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 4Kentucky*W 21–0
October 11Missouri (rivalry)*
  • Illinois Field
  • Champaign, IL
W 24–7
October 18Northwestern
  • Illinois Field
  • Champaign, IL
W 37–0[3]
October 25at Indiana
W 10–08,500[4]
November 1at ChicagoL 7–2820,000[5]
November 15Purdue (rivalry)dagger
  • Illinois Field
  • Champaign, IL
T 0–07,000[6]
November 22Minnesota
  • Illinois Field
  • Champaign, IL
L 9–19[7]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1913 Illinois Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 16, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Fighting Illini Football Record Book" (PDF). University of Illinois. 2015. p. 156. Retrieved December 28, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Illinois Swamps Purple Team, 37-0". The Inter Ocean. October 19, 1913. p. 25 – via Newspapers.com. 
  4. ^ "Outplayed, Indiana Loses to Illinois by 10-to-0 Score". The Indianapolis Star. October 26, 1913. p. Sports 1-2 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ Walter Eckersall (November 2, 1913). "Maroon Machine Topples Illinois In Last Half, 28-7". Chicago Tribune. p. III-1 – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ "Illinois Holds Purdue To a Tie". Chicago Tribune. November 16, 1913. p. III-2 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ "Gophers' Passes Beat Illini, 19-9". Chicago Tribune. November 23, 1913. p. III-2 – via Newspapers.com.