1922 Illinois Fighting Illini football team

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1922 Illinois Fighting Illini football
1922 Illinois Fighting Illini football team.jpg
Conference Big Ten Conference
1922 record 2–5 (1–4 Big Ten)
Head coach Robert Zuppke (10th season)
Offensive scheme Single wing
Captain David D. Wilson
Uniform
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Seasons
← 1921
1923 →
1922 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Iowa + 5 0 0     7 0 0
Michigan + 4 0 0     6 0 1
Chicago + 4 0 1     5 1 1
Wisconsin 2 2 1     4 2 1
Minnesota 2 3 1     3 3 1
Illinois 2 4 0     2 5 0
Northwestern 1 3 1     3 3 1
Ohio State 1 4 0     3 4 0
Indiana 0 2 1     1 4 2
Purdue 0 3 1     1 5 1
  • + – Conference co-champions

The 1922 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1922 Big Ten Conference football season. In their tenth season under head coach Robert Zuppke, the Illini compiled a 2–5 record and finished in sixth place in the Big Ten Conference.[1] End David D. Wilson was the team captain.[2]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 14Butler*L 7–105,350
October 21Iowa
  • Illinois Field
  • Champaign, IL
L 7–818,784
October 28at Michigan (series)L 0–2441,560[3]
November 4Northwestern
  • Illinois Field
  • Champaign, IL
W 6–314,775
November 11at WisconsinW 3–028,745
November 18at ChicagoL 0–932,115
November 25Ohio State (rivalry)
  • Illinois Field
  • Champaign, IL
L 3–632,115
  • *Non-conference game

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1922 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 29, 1922). "Michigan Runs Rings Around Illinois and Piles Up 24–0 Victory on Suckers: Kirk's Run of Eighty Yards Thrills Crowd; Bernie Takes Kick-off in Second Half and Sprints to Touchdown; Michigan Too Smart; Yost's Resourceful Team Plays Tricky Game and Makes Its Breaks". Detroit Free Press. p. 21.