1916 Illinois Fighting Illini football team

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1916 Illinois Fighting Illini football
1916 Illinois Fighting Illini football team.jpg
Conference Western Conference
1916 record 3–3–1 (2–2–1 Western)
Head coach Robert Zuppke (4th season)
Offensive scheme I formation
Captain Bart Macomber
Seasons
← 1915
1917 →
1916 Western Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Ohio State $ 4 0 0     7 0 0
Northwestern 4 1 0     6 1 0
Minnesota 3 1 0     6 1 0
Chicago 3 3 0     3 4 0
Illinois 2 2 1     3 3 1
Wisconsin 1 2 1     4 2 1
Iowa 1 2 0     4 3 0
Indiana 0 3 1     2 4 1
Purdue 0 4 1     2 4 1
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1916 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1916 college football season. In their fourth season under head coach Robert Zuppke, the Illini compiled a 3–3–1 record and finished in fifth place in the Western Conference.[1] Quarterback Bart Macomber was the team captain.[2]

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1916 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. ^ "Yost's 1916 All American". Mansfield News. December 27, 1916. 
  4. ^ "Four Westerners On All-American: 1916 Selection Made by W. Eckersall". Daily Review. Decatur, IL. December 11, 1916. 
  5. ^ Paul Purman (December 2, 1916). "The News' Own All-American 1916 Football Team". Des Moines Daily News.