1919 Illinois Fighting Illini football team

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1919 Illinois Fighting Illini football
1919 Illinois Fighting Illini football team.jpg
National champion (Billingsley, Boand)
Co-national champion (CFRA, Davis, Sagarin-ELO)
Big Ten champion
Conference Big Ten Conference
1919 record 6–1 (6–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Robert Zuppke
Offensive scheme T formation[1]
Captain William Kopp
Home stadium Illinois Field
Uniform
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Seasons
← 1918
1920 →
1919 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Illinois $ 6 1 0     6 1 0
Ohio State 3 1 0     6 1 0
Chicago 4 2 0     5 2 0
Wisconsin 3 2 0     5 2 0
Minnesota 3 2 0     4 2 1
Iowa 2 2 0     5 2 0
Michigan 1 4 0     3 4 0
Northwestern 1 4 0     2 5 0
Indiana 0 2 0     3 4 0
Purdue 0 3 0     2 4 1
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1919 Illinois Fighting Illini football team represented the University of Illinois in the 1919 college football season. The Fighting Illini compiled a 6–1 record (6–1 against Big Ten Conference opponents) and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 91 to 48,[2] the team was selected retroactively as the national champion by the Billingsley Report and Boand System, and as a co-national champion by the College Football Researchers Association, Parke H. Davis, and Jeff Sagarin (using his alternate ELO-Chess methodology).[3] Fullback William Kopp was the team captain.[4]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
10/11/1919 at Purdue Stuart FieldWest Lafayette, IN W 14–7  
10/18/1919 Iowa Illinois FieldChampaign, IL W 9–7  
10/25/1919 Wisconsin Illinois Field • Champaign, IL L 10–14  
11/1/1919 Chicagodagger Illinois Field • Champaign, IL W 10–0  
11/8/1919 at Minnesota Northrop FieldMinneapolis, MN W 10–6  
11/15/1919 Michigan Illinois Field • Champaign, IL W 29–7  
11/22/1919 at Ohio State Ohio FieldColumbus, OH W 9–7  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

Roster[edit]

Player Position
William Kopp (Captain) Fullback
Burt Ingwersen Tackle
John C. Depler Halfback
Clarence Applegran Right guard
Robert Fletcher Quarterback
Ralph Fletcher Kicker
Chuck Carney End, receiver, punter
Lawrence Walquist Halfback, quarterback
Albert Mohr Guard
Richard W. Reichle Left end, kicker
Milton Olander Guard, tackle
R. A. "Lief" Lifvendahl Tackle
George Koch Tackle
Otis Petty Right tackle
Harry Shlaudeman Center
Jack Crangle Fullback
C. Ernest Lovejoy Quarterback
Stuyvesant Smith End

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Second-team selection by Walter Camp for the 1919 All-America team[6]
  • Second-team selection by Walter Camp for the 1919 All-America team[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://books.google.com/books?id=5pPYAODf6ZAC&pg=PA207
  2. ^ "1919 Illinois Fighting Illini Schedule and Results". 
  3. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 108. Retrieved January 8, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Fighting Illini Football Record Book" (PDF). University of Illinois. 2015. p. 156. Retrieved December 28, 2016. 
  5. ^ "All-American Team Picked by Hahn for Gazette". Reno Evening Gazette. 1919-12-04. 
  6. ^ a b "Walter Camp's All-American Team". Fitchburg Daily Sentinel. December 13, 1919.