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]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 7Kansas*W 30–03,788
October 14Colgate*
  • Illinois Field
  • Champaign, IL
L 3–155,263
October 21Ohio State (rivalry)
  • Illinois Field
  • Champaign, IL
L 6–74,388
October 28at Purdue (rivalry)Lafayette, INW 14–7[3]
November 4at MinnesotaW 14–911,368[4]
November 18Chicago
  • Illinois Field
  • Champaign, IL
L 7–20831[5]
November 25at WisconsinT 0–06,000[6]
  • *Non-conference game

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. ^ "Illinois Faster; Does Purdue 14-7". The Muncie Sunday Star. October 29, 1916. p. 18 – via Newspapers.com. 
  4. ^ "Illinois Eleven Springs Big Surprise by Defeating the Gophers". The Minneapolis Tribune. November 5, 1916. pp. Sporting 1, 3 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ "Maroons Show Fight and Surprise Illinois, 20-7". Chicago Tribune. November 19, 1916. p. II-1 – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ "Badgers Hold Illinois to a 0 to 0 Score in Mud". The Wisconsin State Journal. November 26, 1916. p. 7 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ "Yost's 1916 All American". Mansfield News. December 27, 1916. 
  8. ^ "Four Westerners On All-American: 1916 Selection Made by W. Eckersall". Daily Review. Decatur, IL. December 11, 1916. 
  9. ^ Paul Purman (December 2, 1916). "The News' Own All-American 1916 Football Team". Des Moines Daily News.