1929 Illinois Fighting Illini football team

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1929 Illinois Fighting Illini football
1929 Fighting Illini football team.jpg
Conference Big Ten Conference
1929 record 6–1–1 (3–1–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Robert Zuppke (17th season)
Captain Russ Crane
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Uniform
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Seasons
← 1928
1930 →
1929 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Purdue $ 5 0 0     8 0 0
#5 Illinois 3 1 1     6 1 1
Minnesota 3 2 0     6 2 0
Northwestern 3 2 0     6 3 0
Iowa 2 2 2     4 2 2
Ohio State 2 2 1     4 3 1
Michigan 1 3 1     5 3 1
Indiana 1 3 1     2 6 1
Chicago 1 3 0     7 3 0
Wisconsin 1 4 0     4 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from Dickinson System

The 1929 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1929 college football season. In their 17th season under head coach Robert Zuppke, the Illini compiled a 6–1–1 record and finished in second place in the Big Ten Conference.[1] Guard Russ Crane was the team captain.[2]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 5KansasW 25–020,636
October 12Bradley*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 45–09,217
October 19at IowaT 7–732,001
October 26Michigan (series)
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 14–054,333
November 2at Northwestern (rivalry)L 0–750,000
November 9Army
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 17–769,509
November 16Chicago
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 20–622,792
November 23at Ohio State (rivalry)W 27–064,869
  • *Non-conference game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1929 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.