1920 Illinois Fighting Illini football team

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1920 Illinois Fighting Illini football
1920 Illinois Fighting Illini football team.jpg
Conference Big Ten Conference
1920 record 5–2 (4–2 Big Ten)
Head coach Robert Zuppke (8th season)
Captain J. C. Depler
Uniform
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Seasons
← 1919
1921 →
1920 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Ohio State $ 5 0 0     7 1 0
Wisconsin 4 1 0     6 1 0
Indiana 3 1 0     5 2 0
Illinois 4 2 0     5 2 0
Iowa 3 2 0     5 2 0
Michigan 2 2 0     5 2 0
Northwestern 2 3 0     3 4 0
Chicago 2 4 0     3 4 0
Purdue 0 4 0     2 5 0
Minnesota 0 6 0     1 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1920 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1920 college football season. In their eighth season under head coach Robert Zuppke, the Illini compiled a 5–2 record and finished in fourth place in the Big Ten Conference.[1] Center J. C. Depler was the team captain.[2]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 9Drake*W 41–04,435
October 16Iowa
  • Illinois Field
  • Champaign, IL
W 20–310,480
October 23at Michigan (series)W 7–627,655[3]
October 30Minnesota
  • Illinois Field
  • Champaign, IL
W 17–715,265
November 6at ChicagoW 3–027,545
Novembe 13at WisconsinL 9–1420,257
November 20Ohio State (rivalry)
  • Illinois Field
  • Champaign, IL
L 0–719,921
  • *Non-conference game

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1920 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. ^ Harry Bullion (October 24, 1920). "Illinois Beats Wolverines by Small Margin". Detroit Free Press. pp. 1, 19 – via Newspapers.com.