1925 Illinois Fighting Illini football team

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1925 Illinois Fighting Illini football
1925 Illinois Fighting Illini football team.jpg
Conference Big Ten Conference
1925 record 5–3 (2–2 Big Ten)
Head coach Robert Zuppke (13th season)
Offensive scheme Single-wing
Captain Red Grange
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Uniform
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Seasons
← 1924
1926 →
1925 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Michigan $ 5 1 0     7 1 0
Northwestern 3 1 0     5 3 0
Wisconsin 3 1 1     6 1 1
Chicago 2 2 1     3 4 1
Illinois 2 2 0     5 3 0
Iowa 2 2 0     5 3 0
Minnesota 1 1 1     5 2 1
Ohio State 1 3 1     4 3 1
Indiana 0 3 1     3 4 1
Purdue 0 3 1     3 4 1
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1925 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1925 Big Ten Conference football season. In their 13th season under head coach Robert Zuppke, the Illini compiled a 5–3 record and finished in a tie for fifth place in the Big Ten Conference.[1] This was the final season for hall-of-fame All-American halfback Harold "Red" Grange. Grange was also the team captain.[2]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 3Nebraska*L 0–1422,335
October 10Butler*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 16–1312,599
October 17at IowaL 10–1224,738
October 24Michigan
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
L 0–366,609[3]
October 31at Penn*W 24–267,877
November 7Chicago
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 13–668,864
November 14Wabash*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 21–020,466
November 21at Ohio StateW 14–972,657
  • *Non-conference game

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1925 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. ^ "Michigan Beats Illini, 3-0: Friedman Kicks Field Goal at End of 1st Half; Intercepted Pass Leads to Score". Chicago Daily Tribune. October 25, 1925. p. 1.